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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.

    Built 1888 as CITY OF NEW YORK
    Operated by the Inman Line
    Transferred to the American Line 1893 as NEW YORK
    Chartered by U.S. Navy April 26 1898 and renamed

    Commissioned April 26 1898 - Decommissioned September 2 1898

  2. NEW YORK (Commercial Service)
    Returned to civilian service name restored
    Chartered by U.S. Navy May 9 1918 as Troop Transport

    Commissioned May 24 1918 - Decommissioned October 6 1919

  4. NEW YORK (Commercial Service)
    Returned to civilian service name restored
    Sold 1920 to the Polish Navagation Co.

    Sold for scrap 1923

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     (1919)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett plattsburg nots1645 19190118 pm.jpg
JonBurdett plattsburg nots1645 19190118.jpg

ID based on manuscript at bottom


Other Information



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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