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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.

    Cimmeron Class Fleet Oiler
    Keel Laid March 8 1945 - Launched October 31 1945

    Commissioned April 1 1946 - Decommissioned July 24 1973
    Assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC)

    Placed In Service July 24 1973 - Out of Service December 18 1991

    Struck from Naval Register December 18 1991
    Sold July 1 1992 for scap


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. Covers Page 1    (1946-54)



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

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


Locy Type
FDC 2(n)


As AO-107
First Day in Commission


Locy Type


As AO-107
Navy Day, cachet by Michael Sanders


Locy Type


As AO-107
Christmas, cachet by George Neumann


Locy Type


"The 9ef(nu) used with bars in 1946 is a fake" (USCS Postmark Catalog)


Locy Type




Other Information

PASSUMPSIC earned nine battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (6) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (9) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (8) - Vietnam Service Medal (10) - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - An Indian word meaning “clear running water,” designating a river in Vermont.



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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