PRESIDENT WARFIELD IX 169

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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.

    Steel-hulled Passenger Steamer
    Built 1928
    Acquired by War Shipping Administration July 12 1942
    Transfered to British Ministry of War Transport
    Manned by a British merchant crew during World War II
    Returned to U.S. Naval Custody May 21 1944

  1. USS PRESIDENT WARFIELD IX-169
    Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) May 21 1944
    Decommissioned September 13 1945

    Struck from Naval Register October 11 1945
    Returned to War Shipping Administration November 14 1945

  2. EXODUS 1947
    Sold November 9 1946, to the Potomac Shipwrecking Co. of Washington D.C.,
    An agent of the Jewish political group Haganah and renamed
    Transported Jews to Palestine and was moored in the port of Haifa
    Burned to the waterline August 26 1952 and was towed to Shemen Beach, Haifa

    Raised and scrapped 1963 by an Italian firm

 

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    (1944)

 

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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Thumbnail Link To
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Cover Image

NO POSTMARKS REPORTED - NO ONBOARD POST OFFICE


 

Locy Type 2z

1944-09-05

JonBurdett presidentwarfield ix169 19440905.jpg

N/A

Note: Posted from another ship or station...ship had no post office.


 

Locy Type 2z

1944-12-30

JonBurdett presidentwarfield ix169 19441230.jpg

N/A

Note: Posted from another ship or station...ship had no post office.


 

USPS Pictorial

"Exodus 1947 Station"

Norfolk, VA

2007-12-27

GregCiesielski PresidentWarfield IX169 20071227 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PresidentWarfield IX169 20071227 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

PRESIDENT WARFIELD earned the following awards during her US Navy career - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal.

NAMESAKE - S. Davies Warfield, president of Old Bay Line, Chesapeake Bay, and uncle of the Duchess of Windsor, wife of the former Edward VIII, King of England in 1936.

 


 

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