PICKET AGR 7

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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.

    Guardian Class Radar Picket Ship
    Keel Laid March 28 1945 as JAMES F. HARRELL
    Launched May 17 1945 - Delivered June 11 1945
    Operated by Alcoa Steamship Lines June - October 1945
    Laid up October 6 1945 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River
    Re-actived January 1947
    Chartered by U.S. Navigation Co. January 1947 - August 1948
    Chartered by Boland and Cornelius Co. August 1948
    Laid up August 29 1948 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, DL
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 12 1955

  1. USS PICKET YAGR-7
    Commissioned Ocean Station Radar Ship (YAGR) February 8 1956

  2. USS PICKET AGR-7
    Redesignated Radar Picket Ship (AGR) September 28 1958
    Decommissioned September 1 1965

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1965
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA

    Sold 1978 for scrap
PICKET AGR7 Crest.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 Picket AGR-7 Covers Page 1     (1956-59)

 

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


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2r

1956-03-06

JohnGermann Picket YAGR7 19560306 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Picket YAGR7 19560306 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2r

1956-05-24

JonBurdett picket yagr7 19560524 pm.jpg
JonBurdett picket yagr7 19560524.jpg

As YAGR-7


 

Locy Type
2r

1962-02-08

GregCiesielski Picket AGR7 19620208 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Picket AGR7 19620208 1 Front.jpg

As AGR-7
Cachet by Martin Longseth


 

Locy Type
9efu

1956-05-24

JonBurdett picket yagr7 19560524 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett picket yagr7 19560524.jpg

As YAGR-7


 

Locy Type
9efu

1962-02-08

GregCiesielski Picket AGR7 19620208 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Picket AGR7 19620208 1 Front.jpg

As AGR-7
Cachet by Martin Longseth

 

Other Information

USS PICKET earned the National Defense Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A sentinel.

 


 

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