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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.

    Currituck Class Seaplane Tender
    Keel Laid November 16 1942 - Launched February 26 1944

    Commissioned April 26 1945 - Decommissioned May 1 1950
    Recommissioned October 7 1950 - Decommissioned June 16 1967

    Struck from Naval Register February 1 1971
    Sold March 7 1972 to Zidell Explorations Portland, OR for scrap
PineIsland AV12 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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1946-66)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

1st Commissioning April 26 1945 to May 1 1950


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-28


JonBurdett pineisland av12 19470412r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pineisland av12 19470412.jpg



Locy Type

(Br. #15763)


JonBurdett pineisland av12 19460403r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pineisland av12 19460403.jpg


2nd Commissioning October 7 1950 to June 16 1967


Locy Type


JonBurdett pineisland av12 19550503 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pineisland av12 19550503.jpg



Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-28a


GregCiesielski PineIsland AV12 19620721 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PineIsland AV12 19620721 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type


GregCiesielski PineIsland AV12 19620721 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PineIsland AV12 19620721 1 Back.jpg

Backside of the July 21 1962 cover.


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-28b


JonBurdett pineisland av12 19660503 pmp.jpg
JonBurdett pineisland av12 19660503.jpg



Other Information

PINE ISLAND received the following awards during her Naval career - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1 star) -World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - Antarctic Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (1) - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - Named for an island and a sound on the Gulf coast of southern Florida off Lee County



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