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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.

    Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker
    Keel Laid October 11 1943 as Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull
    Launched November 9 1943 as CYRUS K. HOLLIDAY
    Acquired by U.S. Navy November 29 1943

    Commissioned November 29 1943 as Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX)
    Decommissioned May 9 1946
    Transferred May 10 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Name reverted to CYRUS K. HOLLIDAY

    Struck from Naval Register May 21 1946

  2. EVISTAR (Commercial Service)
    Sold May 1948 to Intercontinental Steamship Corp. and renamed

    Renamed 1949

  4. CHRYSANTHY (Liberian Registry)
    Sold 1950 to Liberian Shipping Inc. Monrovia, and renamed

    Converted 1955 to Dry Cargo Ship and renamed
    Reflagged Greek 1955

  6. FOS (Greek Registry)
    Renamed 1960

  7. PACIFIC LOGGER (Liberian Registry)
    Sold 1966 to Trans-Pacific Shipping Co. and renamed

    Sold September 1968 to Taiwan breakers and scrapped at Kaohsiung

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     (1944-45)



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


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Other Information

GAZELLE received one battle star for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - Any of numerous small, graceful, and swift antelopes, with lustrous eyes, found especially in South Africa, northern Africa, Iran, and India



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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