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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.

    Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship
    Keel Laid October 2 1944
    Launched December 28 1944 as Tank Landing Ship (LST)

  1. USS LST-1116
    Placed in Reduced Commission January 9 - February 15 1945

    Commissioned Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL) May 31 1945
    Decommissioned January 18 1947
    Assigned to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned October 27 1950 - Decommissioned May 24 1956
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston Group

    Struck from Naval Register January 1 1960

  3. McLEOD (Commercial Service)
    Sold (Date unknown) and renamed

    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 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).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it does not 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    (1946-51)



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.

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

2nd Commissioning May 31 1945 to May 31 1946


Locy Type

(Br. #15933)


JonBurdett proserpine arl21 19460329 pm.jpg
JonBurdett proserpine arl21 19460329.jpg


3rd Commissioning October 27 1950 to May 24 1955


Locy Type


Bunter Proserpine ARL 21 19501207 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Proserpine ARL 21 19501207 1 front.jpg

First Day Postal Service


Locy Type


JonBurdett proserpine arl21 19510119 pm.jpg
JonBurdett proserpine arl21 19510119.jpg



Other Information

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

NAMESAKE - Latinized form of Persephone, from Greek mythology; the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades (Pluto) and made his wife



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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