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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 19 1944
    Launched January 11 1945 as Tank Landing Ship (LST)

  1. USS LST-1119
    Placed in Reduced Commission January 23 - February 21 1945

    Commissioned Battle Damage Repair Ship (ARB) and named June 23 1945
    Decommissioned December 3 1946
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)

  3. FGS ODIN A-512 (West German Naval Service)
    Transferred June 1961 to Germany and renamed
    Struck by Germany December 20 1991

    Fate unknown

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. 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

(Br. #15915)


JonBurdett diomedes arb11 19460130 pm.jpg
JonBurdett diomedes arb11 19460130.jpg



Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - A prince of Argos, one of the bravest heroes of the Trojan War



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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