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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.

    Miscellaneous Auxiliary
    Screw Steamer, built in 1907
    Acquired by the US Navy 13 March 1918

  1. USS YALE ID-1672
    Commissioned 25 March 1918 - Decommissioned 10 June 1920

    Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Sold to the Harvard-Yale Syndicate and reconditioned for passenger service
    Laid up in 1935

    Re-acquired by the US Navy, 30 April 1943

  2. USS YALE IX-106
    Commissioned 8 August 1943 as a Barracks Ship

    Renamed 13 August 1943 - Decommissioned 31 March 1944

    Placed in Service as a floating barracks 31 March 1944
    Placed out of service 9 March 1948

    Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Transferred to the Maritime Commission 12 November 1948
    Sold for scrapping 5 June 1949

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 Greyhound IX-106 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


Locy Type 2#

(13738 Br.)


Cacheted. Navy Day. This branch number was assigned to Greyhound IX-106 from 1 Feb 1946 to 20 Dec 1947.


Other Information

USS YALE earned the World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp) during her active Naval career.

USS GREYHOUND earned the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her active Naval career.



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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