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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.

    Osage Class Landing Ship Vehicle
    Keel Laid October 21 1941
    Launched January 29 1943 as Net Layer AN-1
    Reclassified Transport (AP) August 2 1943

    Placed in Ferry Commission March 18 - April 2 1944
    Redesignated Landing Ship Vehicle (LSV) April 21 1944

    Commissioned (Full) June 14 1944 - Decommissioned May 22 1947
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Texas Group
    Reclassified Mine Countermeasures Support Ship (MCS) October 18 1956, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1961
    Fate unknown

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. Covers Page 1     (1945)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett monitor lsv5 19450503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monitor lsv5 19450503.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type P

(unlisted from 9efu)


JonBurdett monitor lsv5 19450902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monitor lsv5 19450902.JPG



Other Information

MONITOR earned 4 battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Acton Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

NAMESAKE - A person or thing that warns or instructs. Ericsson suggested the name hoping that his novel warship would admonish the South and Great Britain which was then sympathetic to the Confederacy



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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