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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.

    Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker
    Keel Laid November 17 1944 - Launched April 3 1945

    Commissioned October 19 1945 - Decommissioned March 6 1959
    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Reinstated on Naval Register 1965
    Recommissioned September 10 1966 - Decommissioned 1 July 1975

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1975
    Sold 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 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 Noxubee AOG-56 Covers Page 1    (1947-72)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning October 19 1945 to March 6 1959


Locy Type 2z




Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-22


Christmas, cachet by George Neumann


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-22a



2nd Commissioning September 10 1966 to 1 July 1975


Locy Type

USS Shreveport



Decommissioning, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Other Information

USS NOXUBEE earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Battle "E" Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal (with Europe Clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 6 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (5 awards) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in Mississippi.



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