MAKASSAR STRAIT CVE 91

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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.

    Casablanca Class Escort Carrier
    Originally classified "AVG-91"
    Originally named "ULITAKA BAY"
    Reclassified "ACV-91" on August 20 1942
    Reclassified "CVE-91" July 15 1943
    Renamed "MAKASSAR STRAIT" November 6 1943
    Keel Laid December 29 1943 - Launched March 22 1944

  1. USS MAKASSAR STRAIT CVE-91
    Commissioned April 27 1944 - Decommissioned August 9 1946
    Redesignated Utility Carrier (CVU) June 12 1955, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1958
    Sold May 2 1961 for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1944)

 

Postmarks

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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

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


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-11-20

JonBurdett makassar strait cve91 19441120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett makassar strait cve91 19441120.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-12-25

GregCiesielski MakassarStrait CVE91 19451225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MakassarStrait CVE91 19451225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas 1945

 

Other Information

USS MAKASSAR STRAIT received two battle stars for her World War II service.

USS MAKASSAR STRAIT made four trips on "Magic Carpet" duty.

NAMESAKE - Makassar Strait is a strait between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi in Indonesia. To the north it joins the Celebes Sea, while to the south it meets the Java Sea. The Mahakam River of Borneo empties into the strait.

 


 

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