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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.

    General G. O. Squier Class Transport
    Keel Laid (date unknown) as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
    Launched November 24 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy April 12 1945

    Commissioned April 12 1945 - Decommissioned June 18 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 3 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission
    Turned over to U.S. Army Transportation Service (ATS)

    Commissioned June 18 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
    Reacquired by U.S Navy March 1 1950
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

    Placed In Service March 1 1950 - Out of Service February 7 1955

    Struck from Naval Register 1960

  4. CHICAGO (Commercial Service)
    Sold 1969 to Sea-land Inc. and renamed
    Sold September 30 1974 to Puerto Rico Shipping Authority

  5. SAN JUAN (Commercial Service)
    Renamed February 7 1975

    Sold December 1988 to Per Company, Dick Evans for scrap


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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. #15734)


As AP-142


Locy Type
2z+SLKb (n)


As AP-142


Other Information

GENERAL C. H. MUIR received two battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Charles Henry Muir (July 18 1860 - December 8 1933)
Muir graduated from the Military Academy in 1885. Following duty at various posts in the United States, including service in the Indian Wars, he took part in the capture of Santiago during the Spanish-American War and fought in the Philippines during the insurrection which followed. Muir was also a member of the China Relief Expedition of 1901. Staff duty and service in the Philippines followed; and, with America's entrance into World War I, he was given command of the 28th Division. Muir was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his service during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. After his return to the United States, Muir served on the General Staff and as Post Commander of various Army installations. Major General Muir retired in 1924 and died December 8 1933 at Baltimore, MD



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