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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.

    Auk Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid January 7 1943 as HMS BLAZE BAM-6
    Retained February 25 1944 and reclassified Minesweeper (AM)
    Launched May 7 1943

    Commissioned February 25 1944 - Decommissioned October 4 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned February 29 1952

    Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull) (MSF) February 7 1955
    Decommissioned March 15 1955
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Long Beach Group

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1972

  3. ARM SANTOS DEGOLLADO G-07 (Mexican Naval Service)
    Sold to Mexico September 19 1972 and renamed

  4. ARM SANTOS DEGOLLADO P-106 (Mexican Naval Service)
    Reclassified (Date unknown)

    Fate unknown

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

1st Commissioning February 25 1944 to October 4 1946


Locy Type


As AM-319

2nd Commissioning February 29 1952 to March 15 1955


Honolulu HI

NAVY 128 /


As AM-319


Other Information

GLADIATOR received two battle stars for World War II service

NAMESAKE - A man who fought with deadly weapons, as in the amphitheatre, for popular amusement. Hence, one who engages in any kind of spirited contest



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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