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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Aristaeus Class Battle Damage Repair Ship
    Keel Laid October 25 1944
    Launched January 19 1945 as Tank Landing Ship (LST)

  1. USS LST-1121
    Placed in Ferry Commission January 31 - March 2 1945

    Commissioned Battle Damage Repair Ship (ARB) July 3 1945
    Decommissioned May 2 1947

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Sold September 3 1959 for commercial service

    Sold 1961

    Name restored (Date unknown)

    SUNK January 12 1964

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. LST-1121 Covers Page 1     (1945)
  2. Demeter Covers Page 1     (1946)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
15884 Branch


JohnGermann Demeter ARB10 19451027 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Demeter ARB10 19451027 1 Front.jpg

1945 Navy Day


Locy Type
15884 Branch


JohnGermann Demeter ARB10 19451027 2a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Demeter ARB10 19451027 2 Front.jpg

1945 Navy Day


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-37


JonBurdett dementer arb10 19461012 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chloris arve4 19461012 back.jpg

Mark from back of cover


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - The Greek goddess of agriculture



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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