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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
    Built 1902 at Rickmers Atkien Ges., Bremerhaven, Germany

  1. ANDREE RICKMERS (Commercial Service)
  2. Owned by Rickmers Reismuehlen and operated under contract by Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Lines Co. of Germany

  3. LOCKSUN (Commercial Service)
  4. Sold 1906 to Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Lines Co. and renamed
    Seized by United States Shipping Board at Pearl Harbor, T.H. 1917 and assigned to U.S. Navy

  6. Commissioned September 1 1917
    Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS)

  8. Redesignated Cargo Ship (AK) July 17 1920 - Decommissioned March 3 1922
    Struck from the Naval Register (Date unknown)

  9. COMMERCIAL SCOUT (Commercial Service)
  10. Sold May 25 1922 to Moore & McCormack Inc and renamed

  11. LOK SUN (Commercial Service)
  12. Sold in 1924 to Pei Lun S.S. Co. Ltd. Hong Kong, BCC, and renamed

    Ran aground on Samson Island south of Hong Kong and burned out. She was towed to Hong Kong on 15 Oct 1929 and scrapped


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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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...
World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp)
Haitian Campaign Medal



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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