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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.

    Crater Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid March 8 1943
    Launched April 23 1943 as JAMES S. HOGG
    Acquired by U.S. Navy November 29 1943 and renamed

  1. USS PAVO AK-139
    Commissioned January 14 1944 - Decommissioned November 30 1945

    Struck from Naval Register December 19 1945
    Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Name reverted to JAMES S. HOGG
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group

    Fate unknown

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 does not 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    (1945)



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


Locy Type

USCS Catalog
CD-R2 small version


Bunter Pavo AK 139 19451121 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Pavo AK 139 19451121 1 front.jpg



Other Information

NAMESAKE - A constellation, “the peacock,” in the polar skies of the Southern Hemisphere



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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