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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.

    Buckley Class Type TE Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid February 6 1943 - Launched May 8 1943

    Commissioned August 11 1943

    Reclassified High-speed Transport (APD) February 23 1945
    Decommissioned January 15 1947

    Struck from Naval Register January 1 1967

  3. KANG SHAN PF-43 (Taiwanese Naval Service)
    Transferred to Taiwan May 16 1967 and renamed

    Stricken by Taiwan 1978
    Scrapped 1979

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. George W. Ingram Covers Page 1    (1944)



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


As APD-43
Posted 2 days after redesignation, showing DE-62 in return


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Seaman 2/c George Washington Ingram USN (February 22 1918- December 7 1941)
Ingram was assigned to duty with Patrol Wing 2 on September 26 1941, and was stationed at the Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor December 7 1941. In utter disregard of personal danger, he fought to repel the enemy and died during the attack. He was commended by Admiral Nimitz, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, for his heroism.



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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