POINT CRUZ T-AKV 19

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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.

    Commencement Bay Class Escort Carrier
    Ordered as "TROCADERO BAY"
    Renamed 5 June 1944
    Keel Laid 4 December 1944 - Launched 18 May 1945

  1. USS POINT CRUZ CVE-119
  2. Commissioned 16 October 1945 - Decommissioned 30 June 1947
    Recommissioned 26 July 1951 - Decommissioned 31 August 1956

  3. USS POINT CRUZ AKV-19
  4. Redesignated Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry (AKV-19) 17 May 1957 while in reserve

    Assigned to Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)
  5. USNS POINT CRUZ T-AKV-19
    Placed In Service 23 August 1965 - Out of Service 1970

    Struck from Naval Register 15 September 1970
    Sold for scrap 12 March 1971
PointCruz CVE119 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Point Cruz CVE-119 Covers Page 1     (1945-1955)

 


Postmarks

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1st Commissioning 16 October 1945 to 30 June 1947


 

Locy Type
2(n)

Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JonBurdett pointcruz cve119 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pointcruz cve119 19451027.jpg

CVE-119. "Victory Cancel", Navy Day


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-03-02

GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19460302 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19460302 1 Front.jpg

CVE-119


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-01-21

GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19470121 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19470121 1 Front.jpg

As CVE-119


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1946-11-12

GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19461112 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19461112 1 Front.jpg

CVE-119. Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets). From the Bob Govern collection.



2nd Commissioning 26 July 1951 to 31 August 1956


 

Locy Type
FDR F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-35

1951-07-26

Bunter Point Cruz T-AKV 19 19510726 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Point Cruz T-AKV 19 19510726 1 front.jpg

CVE-119.


 

Locy Type 2

1951-12-23

GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19511223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PointCruz CVE119 19511223 1 Front.jpg

CVE-119.


 

Locy Type
9efu

1955-05-21

JonBurdett pointcruz cve119 19550521 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pointcruz cve119 19550521.jpg

CVE-119.

 

Other Information

USS POINT CRUZ earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Asia" clasp, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korean Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - "Trocadero Bay" A strait in the eastern part of Bucareli Bay in the Prince of Wales archipelago of Alaska.

NAMESAKE - "Point Cruz" A decisive land battle fought November 7-10 1942 on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Earl R. DeLong.

 


 

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