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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.

    Miscellaneous Unclassified
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) as Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull
    Launched August 10 1942 as Liberty Ship PETER H. BURNETT
    Delivered to Maritime Commission August 29 1942
    Torpedoed January 22 1943 by Japanese Submarine I-21
    Abandoned by her merchant crew, towed to Sydney by HMAS MILDURA
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 2 1943

  1. USS P. H. BURNETT IX-104
    Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) August 30 1943
    Decommissioned August 7 1946

    Struck from Naval Register October 8 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission for disposal
    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 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     (1944)



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


JonBurdett phburnett ix104 c1944 pm.jpg
JonBurdett phburnett ix104 c1944.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15 1807 – May 17 1895)
The first Governor of California



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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