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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.

    Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) as Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull
    Launched April 22 1944
    Completed and delivered to Maritime Commission March 29 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy March 29 1945

    Commissioned April 14 1945 - Decommissioned February 19 1946
    Laid up February 22 1946 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group

    Struck from Naval Register March 12 1946
    Withdrawn March 1 1947 leased to Dickman, Wright & Pugh Inc.
    Returned to Maritime Commission April 17 1947 for disposal

  2. HYDRA (Commercial Service)
    Sold April 17 1947 to Koninklijke NEDERLANDSCHE Stoomboot Mj. and renamed under Dutch registry

  3. ASMA B. (Commercial Service)
    Sold to Saudi Arabia 1962 and renamed under Saudi registry

    Sold July 1970 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






Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for Glacier County, Montana



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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