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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.

    Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo Ship
    Naming Ceremony by SecNav Ray Mabus 9 October 2009
    Keel Laid 26 October 2010 - Launched 29 October 2011
    Christened 12 November 2011 - Delivered to MSC 24 April 2012

    Placed In Service 24 April 2012

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. USNS Medgar Evers T-AKE-13 Covers Page 1     (2010-2012)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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

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Navy 4-bar Cancel

FPO AE 09625



Collectors request by Phil Schreiber.


Not Postmarked



Collectors request by Ken Pearson. Date is from the returned SASE.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Sergeant Medgar Wiley Evers, USA (2 July 1925 – 12 June 1963).
Born in Decatur, Mississippi, Evers was an World War II veteran (US Army 1943-45) of the European Theater where he fought in the Battle of Normandy in June 1944. After the end of the war, Evers was honorably discharged as a sergeant. Evers was also an NAACP civil rights activist and was assassinated in Jackson Mississippi.

Ship's sponsor is Myrlie Louise Evers–Williams, Medgar Evers widow.



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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