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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 December 11 1944
    Delivered to War Shipping Administration April 24 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy April 26 1945

    Commissioned April 26 1945 - Decommissioned March 4 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission
    Transferred to U.S. Army Transportation Service

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

    Placed In Service 1950 - Out of Service July 24 1958

    Struck from Naval Register July 24 1958
    Transferred to Sea-Land Service Inc. November 6 1967

  4. NEWARK (Commercial Service)
    Renamed June 19 1968
    Sold October 17 1968 to Madison Transportation Co.
    Sold January 4 1973 to Royal Coal Co.
    Sold July 2 1975 to Reynolds Leasing Corp.

    Sold October 27 1978 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 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     (DATE RANGE)



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


Machine Postmark

Seattle, WA


As T-AP-143


Other Information

GENERAL H. B. FREEMAN earned three battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American 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 (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Henry Blanchard Freeman (January 17 1837 - December 16 1915)
Freeman enlisted in the 10th Infantry July 16 1855. Appointed Lieutenant in May 1862, he was breveted Captain in December for gallantry in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and breveted Major in September 1863 for gallantry in the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.; received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Stone's River December 31 1862. After the close of the Civil War, much of his remaining career was spent on Indian frontiers and reservations in Wyoming, Ohio, Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1901, he received the Indian Campaign Medal. General Freeman died December 16 1915, at Douglas, Wyoming



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