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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.

    George F. Elliott Class Transport
    Keel Laid in 1939 as "SS DELBRASIL" - Delivered May 31 1940
    Acquired by the US Navy August 25 1943

    Commissioned September 23 1943 - Decommissioned June 10 1946

    Returned to the Maritime Commission June 11 1946 for disposal
    Struck from the Naval Register June 19 1946
    Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1948 to Farrell Lines of New York, renamed "SS AFRICAN ENDEAVOR"
    Scrapped in 1972


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. USS George F Elliott AP-105 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 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




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Locy Type RECD

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-R3




Other Information

USS GEORGE F. ELLIOTT earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 3 Battle stars), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her US Naval career

NAMESAKE - George F. Elliott, born November 30 1846 in Alabama, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1870 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After serving at Washington, D.C., he fought in the Spanish-American War; in a spirited engagement with the enemy near Cuzco Valley. Marines, led by Captain Elliott, were victorious and returned to their camp at Guantanamo Bay. On May 21 1908 he was appointed Major General and Commandant of the Marine Corps, a position he filled with distinction until his retirement November 30 1910. General Elliott died November 4 1931 in Washington, D.C. {DANFS}



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