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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.

    Evarts Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid 22 April 1943 - Launched 18 August 1943

  1. USS LAKE DE-301
    Commissioned 5 February 1944 - Decommissioned 3 December 1945

    Stricken 19 December 1945
    Sold 14 December 1946 for scrap

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 Lake DE-301 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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2z


JohnGermann Lake DE301 19441109 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Lake DE301 19441109 1 Front.jpg


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-52


JonBurdett lake de301 19451123 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lake de301 19451123.jpg



Other Information

USS LAKE earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle stars and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of Pay Clerk John Ervin Lake, USN (October 22 1910 - December 7 1941)
Lake enlisted in the Navy April 13 1928. After service on several ships and stations ashore, Lake was warranted Acting Pay Clerk September 16 1940 and assigned to cruiser USS SALT LAKE CITY CA-25. He reported to the USS ARIZONA BB-39 September 20 1940 and was killed in action on board that battleship during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Carol M. Feldman.



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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