PASTORES AF 16

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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.

    Pastores Class Stores Ship
    Built 1913 at Workman Clark, Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Acquired by U.S. Navy from the United Fruit Company May 1 1918

  1. USS PASTORES ID-4540
  2. Commissioned May 6 1918 - Decommissioned October 8 1919

    Struck from Naval Register October 8 1919
    Rreturned to the United Fruit Co.
    Reacquired by the War Shipping Administration December 20 1941
    Turned over to the U.S. Navy December 23 1941

  3. USS PASTORES AF-16
  4. Commissioned February 13 1942 - Decommissioned March 14 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Struck from Naval Register March 28 1946
    Sold December 19 1946 for scrap
Pastores AF16 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. USS Pastores AF-16 Covers Page 1     (1944-46)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning May 6 1918 to October 8 1919


 

U.S.Army
Post Office
Military Postal Express Service
Postmark

France

1919-04-21

JohnGermann Pastores NOTS4540 19190421 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities at the time.


 

United Fruit Company
Purser's Mark

1932-03-05

JonBurdett pastores af16 19320305 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pastores af16 19320305.jpg

As S.S. PASTORES


2nd Commissioning February 13 1942 to March 14 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3z

1942-08-26

GregCiesielski Pastores AF16 19420826 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pastores AF16 19420826 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service and Censored, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2z

1946-01-16

JonBurdett pastores af16 19460116 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pastores af16 19460116.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1944-01-19

JonBurdett pastores af16 19440119 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pastores af16 19440119.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-01-20

GregCiesielski Pastores AF16 19460120 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pastores AF16 19460120 1 Front.jpg

Patriotic cachet produced by the American Patriotic Press (Harry E. Curtiss). Chinese characters have unknown meaning.

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon, the World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star), the World War II Victory Medal and two Philippines Liberation Medals during her Naval career

NAMESAKE - Former name retained


 


 

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