GREBE AT 134

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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.


    Lapwing Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 25 May 1918 - Launched 17 December 1918

  1. USS GREBE Minesweeper No. 43
  2. Commissioned 1 May 1919

  3. USS GREBE AM-43
  4. Designated (AM) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 12 May 1922
    Recommissioned 15 November 1922

  5. USS GREBE AT-134
  6. Reclassified Fleet Tug (AT) 1 June 1942
    Grounded 6 December 1942 off Fiji
    Destroyed in typhoon 2 January 1943

    Struck from Naval Register 28 July 1943
Grebe AT134 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Grebe AM-43 / ATO-134 Covers Page 1    (1934-1940)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
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2nd Commissioning November 15 1922 to January 2 1943


 

Locy Type
FDPS F

"FIRST DAY /
POSTAL SERVICE"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-26

1934-07-02

JonBurdett grebe am43 19340702 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grebe am43 19340702.jpg

AM-43. First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TTB)

"FIRST DAY /
NEW CANCEL"

1936-06-14

Bunter Grebe AT 134 19360614 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Grebe AT 134 19360614 1 front.jpg

AM-43. Cachet by William F. Schlechter


 

Locy Type
3s(BC-BTT)

"GUANTANAMO / "

1934-09-29

GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19340929 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19340929 1 Front.jpg

AM-43. Eagle cachet (Towed for fleet gunnery practice 15 September-12 October)


 

Locy Type F

"158TH BIRTHDAY /
GOOD OLD U .S. A."

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-26

1934-07-04

GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19340704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19340704 1 Front.jpg

AM-43. Independence Day, firecracker edged envelope.


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-26a
(from 9v)

1935-03-11

JonBurdett grebe am43 19350311 pmp.jpg
JonBurdett grebe am43 19350311.jpg

AM-43


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-26a
("T" removed, "43" added)

1935-04-02

JonBurdett grebe am43 19350402 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grebe am43 19350402.jpg

AM-43


 

Locy Type
SLPts (28x3)

1935-02-12

JonBurdett grebe am43 19350212 pmsl.jpg
JonBurdett grebe am43 19350212.jpg

AM-43. Straightline marking


 

Locy Type
SLPb (61x6)

1935-05-25

JonBurdett grebe am43 19350525 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grebe am43 19350525.jpg

AM-43. Straightline marking


 

Locy Type
SL3b
(71x20)

1931-04-27

GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19310427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Grebe AM43 19310427 1 Back.jpg

AM-43. Additional duplex postmark from Charleston SC

 

Other Information

USS GREBE earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle Star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

USS GREBE was at Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard

NAMESAKE - Named for a swimming bird closely related to the loon but with lobate rather than webbed toes

The ships sponsor was Miss Emma Youmans.

 


 

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