PUEBLO AGER 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.

    Camano Class Light Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 1944
    Launched April 16 1944 for the U.S. Army as FP-344
    Redseignated (Date unknown) as FS-344
    Delivered to the U.S. Army July 5 1944

  1. USAT FS-344
    Placed In Service 1944 - Out of Service 1954
    Acquired by U.S. Navy April 12 1966
    Named June 18 1966

  2. USS PUEBLO AKL-44
    Commissioned July 18 1966 - Decommissioned (Date unknown)
    Converted May 2 1967 to Banner Class Environmental Research Ship (AGER)

  3. USS PUEBLO AGER-2
    Recommissioned May 13 1967
    Boarded and seized by North Korean forces January 23 1968
    82 crew members were imprisoned in North Korea for 11 months
    Held in nominal commissioned status to protest the seizure

    Open to public viewing at Pyongyang, North Korea as a propaganda monument
PUEBLO AGER PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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USPS Pictorial
Postmark

"USS Pueblo
AGER-2 Station"

Norfolk VA

2008-01-23

GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20080123 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20080123 1 Front.jpg

40th Anniversary of seizure, cachet by Dan Goodwin


 

USPS Pictorial
Postmark

"USS Pueblo
AGER-2 Station"

Norfolk VA

2008-01-23

GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20080123 5 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20080123 5 Stamp.jpg

40th Anniversary of seizure, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
Notice the use of a Zazzle.com stamp picturing the USS PUEBLO.


 

USPS Pictorial
Postmark

"USS Pueblo
AGER-2 Station"

Norfolk VA

2008-01-23

GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20080123 6 Front.jpg

No Image

40th Anniversary of seizure, cover created by Rich Hoffner using a satellite image of the USS PUEBLO docked in North Korea.


 

USPS Pictorial
Postmark

"USS Pueblo
AGER-2 Station"

Norfolk VA

2008-12-23

GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20081223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20081223 1 Front.jpg

40th Anniversary of Crew Release, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS MPP

San Diego CA

2018-01-23

GregCiesielski Pueblo AGER2 20180123 1 Front.jpg

N/A

50th Anniversary of Seizure, cachet by Richard F. Hoffner

 

Other Information

USS PUEBLO has earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The city of Pueblo, Colorado

 


 

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