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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.

    Pasig Class Distilling Ship
    Keel Laid May 18 1944 as MISSION SAN XAVIER
    Renamed July 3 1944 and designated Fleet Oiler AO-91
    Launched July 15 1944
    Redesignated Distilling Ship (AW) August 28 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy October 21 1944

    Commissioned December 11 1944 - Decommissioned February 1947
    Recommissioned January 1948 - Decommissioned June 1948
    Recommissioned March 15 1951 - Decommissioned June 15 1955

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Transferred March 4 1960 to Maritime Administration for disposal

    Sold October 16 1975 for scrap
Pasig AW3 Photo.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 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     (DATE RANGE)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning December 11 1944 to February 1947


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Pasig AW3 19451119 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pasig AW3 19451119 1 Front.jpg


3rd Commissioning March 15 1951 to June 15 1955


Locy Type

Army-Air Force


GregCiesielski Pasig AW3 19520326 1 Front.jpg

No Image

No postal facilities aboard the ship during this commissioning period.


Other Information

PASIG received five battle stars for her service during the Korean War

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (5) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - A river on the Philippine Island of Luzon which flows through Manila..

There have been two ships in the US Navy to be named PASIG - USS Pasig AO-89 and USS Pasig AW-3.



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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