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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.

    Mount Hood Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid 7 December 1944 - Launched 30 January 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 3 March 1945

  2. Commissioned 3 March 1945 - Decommissioned 30 April 1948
    Recommissioned 28 July 1950 - Decommissioned 23 April 1971

    Transferred to MARAD for disposal 29 July 1971
    Struck from Naval Register 1 June 1973
    Sold 16 October 1975 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 Paricutin AE-18 Covers Page 1    (1946-1964)



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 3 March 1945 to 30 April 1948


Locy Type


JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19470827 pm.jpg
JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19470827.jpg



Locy Type 2#

(Br. #15980)


Bunter Paricutin AE 18 19460427 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Paricutin AE 18 19460427 1 front.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19470827 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19470827.jpg

Mark from back of cover

2nd Commissioning 28 July 1950 to 23 April 1971


Locy Type


JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19500915r pm.jpg
JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19500915.jpeg

First Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Locy Type 2


GregCiesielski Paricutin AE18 19520306 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Paricutin AE18 19520306 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Miriam V. Moses


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19640403 pm.jpg
JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19640403.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19620720 pm.jpg
JonBurdett paricutin ae18 19620720.jpg



Other Information

USS PARICUTIN earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal w/ 7 Battle stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 10 Campaign stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A volcano in West Central Mexico which grew in a cornfield at Michoacan 20 February 1943.

The ships sponsor was Senora Arias De Garcia Jurado, Mexican Embassy, Wash., D.C.



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