PIGEON ASR 6

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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.

    Lapwing Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 15 June 1918 - Launched 29 January 1919

  1. USS PIGEON Minesweeper No. 47
  2. Commissioned 15 July 1919

  3. USS PIGEON AM-47
  4. Designated (AM) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 25 April 1922
    Recommissioned 13 October 1923

  5. USS PIGEON ASR-6
  6. Reclassified Submarine Rescue Ship (ASR) 12 September 1929
    SUNK 4 May 1942 by a Japanese dive bomber off Corregidor, Philippines.
Pigeon ASR6 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Pigeon AM-47 / ASR-6 Covers Page 1    (1927-1941)

 

Postmarks

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2nd Commissioning 13 October 1923 to 4 May 1942

Post Office Reestablished 9 January 1924 - Post Office Disestablished 6 May 1942


 

Locy Type 3r

1927-07-14

GregCiesielski Pigeon AM47 19270714 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pigeon AM47 19270714 1 Front.jpg

AM-47


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BTT)

"MANILA /
PI"

1941-03-18

GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19410318 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19410318 1 Front.jpg

ASR-6. Cachet by M. Fay Muridge, sponsored by John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2, USCS


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"HANKOW /
CHINA"

1928-07-12

GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19280712 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19280712 1 Front.jpg

AM-47. Mail to Dr. Francis E. Locy (MC) USN


 

Locy Type
5hks

"MANILA /
PI"

1939-02-22

GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19390222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19390222 1 Front.jpg

ASR-6. Washington's Birthday, cachet by William F. Schlechter


 

Locy Type 9v

1928-07-17

GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19280717 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pigeon ASR6 19280717 1 Front.jpg

AM-47. Official Business. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.

 

Other Information

USS PIGEON earned the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon (2 awards), the China Service Medal, the American Defense Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ one Battle star and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the avian ambassador, the pigeon.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Joseph B. Provance.

Three US Navy vessels have borne the name PIGEON - USS Pigeon ASR-6, USS Pigeon AM-374 and USS Pigeon ASR-21.

 


 

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