LONG ISLAND CVE 1

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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.

    Long Island Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid July 7 1939
    Launched July 11 1940 as Civilial Freighter MORMACMAIL
    Acquired by U.S. Navy March 6 1941
    Designated Transport/Aircraft Ferry APV-1

  1. USS LONG ISLAND AVG-1
    Commissioned Aircraft Escort Vessel (AVG) June 2 1941

  2. USS LONG ISLAND ACV-1
    Redesignated Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942

  3. USS LONG ISLAND CVE-1
    Redesignated Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943
    Decommissioned March 26 1946

    Struck from Navy Register April 12 1946
    Sold April 24 1947 to Zidell Ship Dismantling Co., Portland, Or
    Resold March 12 1948 to The Canada-Europe Line, and converted for merchant service

  4. NELLY (Merchant Service)
    Operated by Albina Engineering & Machine Works, Portland, OR
    Sold 1953 to The University of the Seven Seas

  5. SEVEN SEAS (German registry)
    Converted to School Ship
    Hulked 1966 at Rotterdam as floating students hostel
    Used as local hostel for shipyard workers

    Scrapped May 1977

 

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. USS Long Island Covers Page 1    (1941)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 (A-BTB)

"FIRST DAY /
CANCELATION"

1941-06-02

GregCiesielski LongIsland AVG1 19410602 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LongIsland AVG1 19410602 1 Front.jpg

AVG-1. Commissioning, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick
Note: Spelling of 'Cancellation' spelled incorrectly in postmark killer


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTB)

1941-11-01

JonBurdett longisland avg1 19411101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett longisland avg1 19411101.jpg

AVG-1.


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1945-06-02

GregCiesielski LongIsland AVG1 19450602 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LongIsland AVG1 19450602 1 Front.jpg

CVE-1. Censored sailors mail.


 

Locy Type
Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-38

1941-12-07

JonBurdett longisland avg1 19411207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett longisland avg1 19411207.jpg

AVG-1. Pearl Harbor Day strike, Censored wartime (WWII) use

 

Other Information

USS LONG ISLAND earned the American Defense Service Medal with "Fleet" clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 campaign star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The body of water between the southern shore of Connecticut and the northern coast of Long Island, N.Y.

 


 

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