POMFRET AGSS 391

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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.

    Balao Class Submarine
    Keel Laid July 14 1943 - Launched October 27 1943

  1. USS POMFRET SS-391
    Commissioned February 19 1944 - Decommissioned April 1952
    Recommissioned December 5 1952

  2. USS POMFRET AGSS-391
    Redesignated Auxiliary Submarine (AGSS) October 1 1969
    Decommissioned July 1 1971

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1973

  3. TGC ORUC REIS S-337 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Transferred July 1 1971 to the Republic of Turkey and renamed
    Commissioned May 3 1972
    Sold August 1 1973 to the Republic of Turkey
    Decommissioned September 15 1986
POMFRET PATCH.jpg

ORUC REIS S-337

ORUC REIS PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. SS-391 Covers Page 1     (1949)

 


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.


 

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Kittery ME
Machine

1943-10-27

JonBurdett pomfret ss391 19431027.JPG
JonBurdett pomfret ss391 19431027 cach.jpg

Triple Launching with USS PIRANHA SS-389 and USS STERLET SS-392


 

Portsmouth NH
Navy Yard Sta. Duplex

1943-10-27

GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19431027 3 Front.jpg

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Triple Launching, cachet by E. W. Childs. Contributed by Mike Kaup.


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-02-19

GregCiesielski Pomfret SS391 19420219 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Pomfret SS391 19420219 1 Postmark.jpg

First Day in Commission. Possible George V. Sadworth cachet
Note that the postmark is NOT from the ship, probably from a post office at Portsmouth Navy Ship Yard.



 

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Other Information

POMFRET received five battle stars for World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 6962-ton Japanese Troop Transport TSUYAMA MARU, October 2 1944 off Formosa
The 5271-ton Japanese Troop Transport HAMBURG MARU, November 2 1944 Luzon Strait
The 1358-ton Japanese Troop Transport SHOHO MARU, November 25 1944 Luzon Strait
Two small Japanese vessels, July 26 1945 East China Sea
A small un-named Japanese vessel, August 8 1945 East China Sea
A small un-named Japanese vessel, August 11 1945 East China Sea
A small un-named Japanese vessel, August 13 1945 East China Sea

NAMESAKE - A fish of the sea-bream family; a powerful and speedy swimmer, capable of operating at great depths


 


 

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