PRINCE CVE 45
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.
McCLURE AVG-45 was reclassified ACV-45 on August 20 1942
"McCLURE" name changed to PRINCE November 13 1942
Keel Laid December 17 1942 - Launched May 18 1943
Reclassified CVE-45 on July 15 1943
Unclear if actually commissioned in the US Navy before transfer to the Royal Navy
See HMS RAJAH D-10
Decommissioned December 13 1946
Struck from the Naval Vessel Register February 7 1947
Sold to Waterman Steamship Corp. July 7 1947
Converted to a cargo ship 1948, renamed SS Drente (Dutch flag)
Renamed 1966 - SS Lambros
Renamed 1969 - SS Ulisse
Scrapped at Savona, Italy July 1975
This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).
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This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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.
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NAMESAKE (McCLURE) - A bay on the coast of Alaska.
NAMESAKE (PRINCE) - A son of a king.
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