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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.

    Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid down October 10 1944 as Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull
    Launched December 6 1944

  2. Commissioned February 11 1945 - Decommissioned May 31 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission June 1 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 19 1946

    Sold to Alcoa Steamship Co. and renamed ALCOA RANGER

    Fate unknown


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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1945-46)



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
Killer Bar Text

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


Locy Type




Locy Type

(Br. #15378)


Last Day Postal Service


Locy Type

USCS Catalog
Illus. CD-R3


Last Day of Commission, cachet by George Neumann and Tazewell G. Nicholson


Other Information

PRENTISS received the following awards during her Naval career: Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal.

NAMESAKE - A county in Mississippi.



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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