PROCYON AKA 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.

    Arcturus Class Attack Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid January 15 1940 as SS SWEEPSTAKES
    Launched November 14 1940
    Acquired by the U.S. Navy November 14 1940

  1. USS PROCYON AK-19
    Commissioned as Cargo Ship (AK) August 8 1941

  2. USS PROCYON AKA-2
    Redesignated Attack Cargo Ship (AKA) February 1 1943
    Decommissioned March 23 1946

    Struck from Naval Register April 12 1946

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Procyon AK-19/AKA-2 Covers Page 1    (1941-45)

 

Postmarks

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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

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


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3(A-BTT)

1941-09-08

GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 2 Front.jpg

AK-19. First Day of Postal Service, cachet by I.C. Batson


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1941-09-08

GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 3 Front.jpg

AK-19. First Day of Postal Service. Unlisted in the USCS Postmark Catalog (1995).


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9efw
(dated Sep 6 in error)

1941-09-06

JonBurdett procyon ak19 19410906 pm.jpg
JonBurdett procyon ak19 19410906.jpeg

AK-19. First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1941-09-08

GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19410908 3 Front.jpg

AK-19. First Day of Postal Service. Unlisted in the USCS Postmark Catalog (1995).


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)

1941-10-06

JonBurdett procyon ak19 19411006 pm.jpg
JonBurdett procyon ak19 19411006.jpg

AK-19. Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1944-12-06

JonBurdett procyon aka2 19441206 pm.jpg
JonBurdett procyon aka2 19441206.jpg

AKA-2. Official Business.


 

Locy Type
9efw

1941-10-06

GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19411006 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Procyon AK19 19411006 1 Front.jpg

AK-19.


 

Locy Type P
(9v with name removed)

1943-08-04

JonBurdett procyon aka2 19430804 pm.jpg
JonBurdett procyon aka2 19430804.jpg

AKA-2. Official Business. Marking from back of cover.

 

Other Information

USS PROCYON earned the American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A first-magnitude star in the constellation Canis Minor.

 


 

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