PROPUS AK 132

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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.

    Crater Class Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid January 31 1944 as Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull
    Launched March 29 1944 as FREDERICK TRESCA
    Acquired U.S. Navy April 10 1944 converted to Cargo Ship (AK) and renamed

  1. USS PROPUS AK-132
    Commissioned June 22 1944 - Decommissioned November 20 1945
    Returned to War Shipping Administration November 21 1945 for disposal

    Struck from Naval Register December 5 1945
    Sold for commercial service by Maritime Commission 1947

  2. NICOLAOU GEORGIOS (Greek Registry)
    Burnt 1951

  3. GABBIANO (Italian Registry)
    Sold 1951 to Achille Lauro, Naples
    Repaired and renamed 1952
    Sold September 12 1969

    Scrapped 1970

 

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)

 

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
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-07-27

JonBurdett propus ak132 19450727 pm.jpg
JonBurdett propus ak132 19450727.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2z

1945-11-15

JonBurdett propus ak132 19451115 pm.jpg
JonBurdett propus ak132 19451115.jpg

Last Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9efu

1945-11-15

JonBurdett propus ak132 19451115 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett propus ak132 19451115.jpg

Last Day Postal Service

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - The star at the foot of Castor

 


 

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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