PYRO AE 1

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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.

    Pyro Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid August 9 1918 - Launched December 16 1919

  1. USS PYRO AE-1
    Commissioned August 10 1920 - Decommissioned September 10 1924
    Recommissioned July 1 1939 - Decommissioned June 12 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 3 1946
    Transferred July 14 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Sold March 1950 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1921-42)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning August 10 1920 to September 10 1924


 

Locy Type
3rs

"CRISTOBAL /
CANAL ZONE"

1921-05-29

JonBurdett pyro ae1 19210529 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pyro ae1 19210529.jpg

Postcard use


 

Locy Type
9rsv

1922-06-27

JonBurdett pyro ae1 19220627 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pyro ae1 19220627.jpg

Cut-piece on cover


2nd Commissioning July 1 1939 to June 12 1946


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r

"BREMERTON /
WASH"

1939-07-01

JonBurdett pyro ae1 19390701-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pyro ae1 19390701-1.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
FDC 3r

"BREMERTON /
WASH"

1939-07-01

GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19390701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19390701 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission
Cachet artist M. Fay Muridge, Sponsored by Deane C. (DC) Bartley and John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2, USCS
 

Locy Type
3r (AC-BBT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
T.H."

1940-02-16

JonBurdett pyro ae1 19400216 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pyro ae1 19400216.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1943-07-19

GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 1 Front.jpg

Censored, manuscript name on front.


 

Locy Type
6ep (2)

1941-09-11

GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19410911 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19410911 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v

1943-07-19

GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 1 Back.jpg

Postmark on a index card inside the July 19 1943 cover.


 

Locy Type
9efw

1943-07-19

GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pyro AE1 19430719 1 Back.jpg

Postmark on a index card inside the July 19 1943 cover.
 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-87

1942-01-08

JonBurdett pyro ae1 19420108 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pyro ae1 19420108.jpg

Passed By Censor. Manuscript ship's name on front on the cover.

 

Other Information

PYRO earned 1 battle star for WWII service

Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) - the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation

Pyro was at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

NAMESAKE - Named for the Greek word for fire (Pyr)

 


 

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