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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.

    Neptune Class Collier
    Keel Laid March 23 1910 - Christened & Launched January 21 1911

  1. NEPTUNE Fuel Ship #8
    Placed In service September 20 1911 - Out of Service October 13 1913

  2. USS NEPTUNE Fuel Ship #8
    Commissioned December 7 1914

    Designated (AC) July 17 1920 - Decommissioned June 28 1922

    Struck from Naval Register May 14 1938
    Sold April 18 1939 to Northern Metals, Co. Philadelphia, PA. for scrap
Neptune Statue 1 roman.jpg

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. USS Neptune AC-8 Covers Page 1    (1915-22)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

Post Office Established December 9 1914 - Disestablished May 13 1916

Post Office Reestablished August 22 1917 - Disestablished May 31 1922


Locy Type


JonBurdett neptune ac8 19220207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett neptune ac8 19220207.jpg



Locy Type


GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19180418 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19180418 1 Front.jpg

Censored, Official Business.


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19150718 1A Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19150718 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type
3r (AC)



GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19190715 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Neptune AC8 19190715 1 Front.jpg

Sailors Mail


Other Information

USS NEPTUNE AC-8 earned the following awards during her Naval career - Dominican Campaign Medal and the World War I Victory Medal (with Transport Clasp).

NAMESAKE - Named for the Roman god of the sea.

The ships sponsor is Miss Dorothy Loud, daughter of Representative George A. Loud of Michigan.



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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