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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.

    Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship
    Keel Laid August 25 1944 as Tank Landing Ship LST-948
    Named September 11 1944
    Launched September 28 1944

    Placed in Ferry Commission October 19 - November 10 1944

    Commissioned March 9 1945 - Decommissioned July 7 1947
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group

    Struck form Naval Register April 1 1960
    Sold December 21 1960 to River Equipment, Memphis, TN
    Sold January 16 1961 to Dravo Corp, Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA
    Sold 1962 to Avondale Shipbuilding Corp

    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. Myrmidon Covers Page 1     (1946)



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


JohnGermann Myrmidon ARL16 19450812 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Myrmidon ARL16 19450812 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type

(Br. #15033)


JonBurdett myrmidon arl16 19460522 pm.jpg
JonBurdett myrmidon arl16 19460522.jpg



Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

NAMESAKE - In Greek mythology, a warrior of the fierce Thessalian tribe who accompanied King Achilles, their leader, to the Trojan War



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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