POCOMOKE AV 9

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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.

    Pocomoke Class Seaplane Tender
    Keel Laid 14 August 1939 as "SS EXCHEQUER"
    Launched 8 June 1940
    Acquired by US Navy 16 October 1940

  1. USS POCOMOKE AV-9
  2. Commissioned 18 July 1941 - Decommissioned 10 July 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 1 June 1961
    Sold 12 December 1961 to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corp.

 

Naval Covers

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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 Pokomoke AV-9 Covers Page 1    (1941-1945)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

1941-06-20

GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19410620 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19410620 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick. From the Bruce D. Liddell collection


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9fw

1941-06-20

Bunter Pocomoke AV 9 19410620 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Pocomoke AV 9 19410620 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 2z

1945-04-21

JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19450421 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19450421.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1942-07-20

JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19420720 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19420720.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-05-25

JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19450525 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19450525.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type P
(9v with name removed)

1943-10-20

JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19431020 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pocomoke av9 19431020.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2z

1946-06-13

GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19460613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19460613 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service. From the Bob Govern collection.


 

Locy Type
SLs (43x3)

1946-06-13

GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19460613 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocomoke AV9 19460613 1 Front.jpg

Ships straight-line marking. From the Bob Govern collection.

 

Other Information

USS POCOMOKE earned the American Defense Service Medal w/ Fleet clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A town in southeast Maryland. The first two Pocomokes were named for Pocomoke City, Md. The third was named for a Sound on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay, east of Tangier Island.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Max O. Truitt.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name POCOMOKE - USS Pocomoke SP-265, USS Pocomoke SP-571 and USS Pocomoke AV-9.

 


 

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