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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.

    Guardian Class Radar Picket Ship
    Keel Laid January 31 1945
    Launched March 15 1945 as WARREN P. MARKS
    Transferred to Shepard Steamship Co. March 29 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 1957 and renamed

    Commissioned February 20 1957

    Redesignated (AGR) October 28 1958
    Decommissioned July 28 1965
    Laid up in Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1965
    Sold to All Star Metals, Brownsville, TX for scrap

    Scrapping completed November 30 2005

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 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. USS Protector YAGR/AGR-11 Covers Page 1     (1964)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
2(n+) (AGR)


JonBurdett protector agr11 19640601 pm.jpg
JonBurdett protector agr11 19640601.jpg

As AGR-11


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (YAGR)


GregCiesielski Protector YAGR11 19570302 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Protector YAGR11 19570302 1 Front.jpg

As YAGR-11


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Protector YAGR11 19570501 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Protector YAGR11 19570501 1 Front.jpg

As YAGR-11


Other Information

USS PROTECTOR earned the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A guard or guardian.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name PROTECTOR - USS Protector ARS-14 and USS Protector AGR-11.



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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