From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Ship
    Keel Laid 5 June 1989 - Launched 25 August 1990

    Commissioned (Special) 1 September 1992 for delivery
    Commissioned 7 December 1992
Pioneer MCM9 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 Pioneer MCM-9 Covers Page 1     (1992)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-69


JonBurdett pioneer mcm9 19921207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pioneer mcm9 19921207.JPG

First Day in Commission


Locy Type F


GregCiesielski Pioneer MCM9 19940211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pioneer MCM9 19940211 1 Front.jpg

Change of Command, LCDR William Richard Edwards relieves LCDR Jerald Ballance of command.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Leading the way; trailblazing

There has been four ships of the US Navy that have borne the name PIONEER - USS Pioneer (1836 Barque), USS Pioneer (1862 a scuttled Confederate States Navy submarine raised by Union troops), USS Pioneer AM-105 and USS Pioneer MCM-9.



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.


Copyright 2021 Naval Cover Museum