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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.

    Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 16 September 1944 - Launched 22 October 1944
    Delivered from WSA to Coast-Wise Line, October 1944
    Laid up June 1952 in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
    Acquired by the US Navy May 1953
    Designated YAG-40, May 1953

  1. YAG-40
    Placed in Service (Date Unknown)
    Placed out of Service (Date Unknown)

    Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet 1957
    Reactivated in May 1962 San Francisco, CA

    Commissioned 20 October 1962 - Decommissioned May 1971

    Struck From the Naval Register May 1972
    Probably disposed of as a target off the Hawaiian Islands 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 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. USS Granville S. Hall YAG-40 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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


4-bar Postmark

Honolulu, HI
Ford Island Station


Decommissioning. The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS GRANVILLE S. HALL earned the National Defense Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Granville Stanley Hall (1 February 1846 – 24 April 1924)
        Hall was a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on childhood development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Hall as the 72nd most cited psychologist of the 20th century, in a tie with Lewis Terman.



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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