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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.

    Cimmeron Class Fleet Oiler
    Keel Laid 1943 - Launched 21 December 1943

    Commissioned 12 February 1944 - Decommissioned 3 October 1973

    Placed In Service 3 October 1973 - Out of Service 22 November 1982

    Struck from Naval Register 12 December 1992
    Sold 18 September 1995 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 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 Marias AO-57 Covers Page 1     (1944-1966)



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

Post office established 12 February 1944 - Disestablished 28 September 1973


Locy Type 2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-13d




Locy Type 2(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-13e




Locy Type 2z




Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-13




Locy Type P

[2(n) with "T" removed]




Locy Type P

(9efn+u with "T" removed)


Courtesy of the Bob Govern collection.


Locy Type
LDPS 2(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-13e


Last Day of Postal Service, add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner


Other Information

USS MARIAS earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 8 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ Asia clasp, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Campaign star, the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in Montana.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Henry Williams.



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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