POLLUX AKS 2

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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.

    Castor Class General Stores Issue Ship
    Keel Laid May 26 1939 as "COMET" a Maritime Commission type (C2-Cargo) hull
    Launched December 16 1939
    Acquired by the U.S. Navy January 16 1941 and converted to a General Stores Issue Ship

  1. USS POLLUX AKS-2
    Commissioned May 6 1941
    LOST due to grounding February 18 1942 off St. Lawrence Harbor, Newfoundland at Laun's Point
    Struck from the Naval Register March 25 1942

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1941)

 

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

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


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 (A-BBT)

1941-05-14

GregCiesielski Pollux AKS4 19410514 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pollux AKS4 19410514 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-05-14

GregCiesielski Pollux AKS4 19410610 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pollux AKS4 19410610 1 Front.jpg

Ship Name Series by Mae Weigand


 

N/A

1942-02-25

GregCiesielski Pollux AKS4 19410610 2 Postmark.jpg

N/A

Newspaper article about her demise.

 

Other Information

USS POLLUX earned the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The southern of two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, twin star of castor.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named POLLUX - USS Pollux SP-2573, USS Pollux AKS-2 and USS Pollux AKS-4.

 


 

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