PROTEUS AS 19

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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.

    Fulton Class Submarine Tender
    Keel Laid September 15 1941 - Launched November 12 1942

  1. USS PROTEUS AS-19
    Commissioned January 31 1944 - Decommissioned September 26 1947
    Recommissioned July 8 1960 - Decommissioned September 30 1992

    Struck from Naval Register September 30 1992
    Reacquired February 1 1994

  2. PROTEUS IX-518
    Placed In Service as Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) February 1994
    Placed Out of Service September 1999

    Struck from Naval Register March 13 2001
    Sold June 7 2007 to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX for scrap
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Proteus AS-19 Covers Page 1    (1945-92)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning January 31 1944 to September 26 1947


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-11-11

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19451111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19451111 1 Front.jpg

Armistice Day, cachet by Donald R. Graf


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-05-28

JonBurdett proteus as19 19450528r pm.jpg
JonBurdett proteus as19 19450528.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type 9efu

1947-06-14

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19470614 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19470614 1 Back.jpg

On the back of a Patriotic cover.


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-50

1945-12-25

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19451225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19451225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas, cachet by M. Fay Muridge



2nd Commissioning July 8 1960 to September 30 1992


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1964-02-14

JonbUrdett proteus as19 19640214r pm.jpg
JonbUrdett proteus as19 19640214.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1975-02-06

JonBurdett proteus as19 19750206r pm.jpg
JonBurdett proteus as19 19750206.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1962-07-19

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19620719 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19620719 1 Postmark.jpg

Unknown


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (A,USS)

1968-02-14

JonBurdett proteus as19 19680214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett proteus as19 19680214.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (B,USS)

1976-10-31

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19761031 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19761031 1 Postmark.jpg

Tom Armstrong
R/S marking from the USS Sam Houston SSBN-609 adds to the visual appeal of this cover sent to Germany.


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (B,USS)

1979-12-11

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19791211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19791211 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1979-01-28

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19790128 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19790128 1 Front.jpg

Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1979-07-23

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19790723 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19790723 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1981-04-09

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19810429 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19810429 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1982-09-08

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19820908 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19820908 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1984-04-21

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19840421 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19840421 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1985-01-14

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19850114 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19850114 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Raymond W. Milling


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)

1992-07-06

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920706 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920706 1 Back.jpg

Jerry D. Keeling, USCS #10502


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)

Locy Type
Meter OPB2 (#1600290)

USS LONG BEACH CGN-9

1992-07-11

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920711 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920711 1 Front.jpg

Inactivation Ceremony
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)

1992-07-11

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920711 2 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920711 2 Front.jpg

Inactivation Ceremony, cachet by Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)

1992-07-16

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920716 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS,USN)

1992-07-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920730 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920730 1 Back.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
7t(n+u) (USS)

1966-11-16

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19661116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19661116 1 Front.jpg

Mail from LCdr. Bump (future Rear Admiral)


 

Locy Type
7-1t(n+u) (USS, USN)

1982-11-12

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19821112 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19821112 1 Front.jpg

Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
2-1a(n+) (USS,USN)

1992-09-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+)

1992-09-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 2 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning. Official Ship Cachet, serviced Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+)

Locy Meter OPB2 (#1600290)

USS LONG BEACH CGN-9

1992-09-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 4 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 4 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service
Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+)

1992-09-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 3 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19920930 3 Back.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service
Official Ship Cachet
Tom Armstrong



 

USPS Type 9

"Naval Base Station"

Bremerton, WA

1999-09-16
to
1992-09-30

GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19990916 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Proteus AS19 19990916 1 Postmark.jpg

Farewell and Job Well Done!
Tom Armstrong

 

Other Information

PROTEUS AS-19 was at Tokyo Bay on September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (2)

NAMESAKE - Named for a god of the sea

 


 

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