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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.

    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid June 8 1944 - Launched September 29 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy October 21 1944

    Commissioned October 21 1944 - Decommissioned October 10 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
    Moved June 17 1949 to Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Group
    Returned November 28 1950 to Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
    Laid up September 5 1958 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1958
    Sold May 8 1975 to Zidell Explorations, Portland OR 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 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     (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


JonBurdett mccracken apa198 19460418 pm.JPG
JonBurdett mccracken apa198 19460418.jpg



Other Information

McCRACKEN received 1 battle star for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in western Kentucky



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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