MIZAR AF 12

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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.

    Mizar Class Stores Ship
    Built 1932 as QUIRIGUA for United Fruit Co.
    Acquired by U.S. Navy and Converted for Naval service

  1. USS MIZAR AF-12
    Commissioned June 14 1941 - Decommissioned April 1 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission April 1 1946

    Struck from Naval Register April 17 1946

  2. QUIRIGUA (Commercial Service)
    Returned to United Fruit Co. name reverted

  3. SAMALA
    Sold 1959 to Elder & Fyffes and renamed
    Broken up at Kaohsiung Taiwan, February 1964

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1941-46)

 

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

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


 

United Fruit Company
Purser's Mark

1935-08-21

JonBurdett quirigua-mizar af12 19350821 cach.jpg
JonBurdett quirigua-mizar af12 19350821.jpg

As S.S. QUIRIGUA



 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

1941-10-15

GregCiesielski Mizar AF12 19411015 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mizar AF12 19411015 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1941-10-15

Bunter Mizar AF 12 19411015 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Mizar AF 12 19411015 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1941-10-15

200
Bunter Mizar AF 12 19411015 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15905)

1946-01-23

JonBurdett mizar af12 19460123 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mizar af12 19460123.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efw

1941-10-21

Bunter Mizar AF 12 19411015 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Mizar AF 12 19411015 1 front.jpg

Notes:

 

Other Information

MIZAR received four battle stars for World War II service.
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - The middle star in the handle of the Great Dipper (Ursa Major)

 


 

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