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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.

    Denebola Class Provisions Store Ship
    Keel Laid April 29 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC-2-S-AP3) hull
    Launched June 7 1944 as ESCAMBIA VICTORY
    Delivered to Maritime Commission June 29 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy May 5 1952

    Commissioned February 3 1954
    Grounded August 16-17 1971 at Kau I Chau Island during Typhoon Rose
    Damaged beyond economical repair
    Decommissioned September 10 1971

    Struck from Naval Register September 10 1971

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. Covers Page 1     (1954-55)



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


Locy Type




Locy Type




Other Information

REGULUS received 11 campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (6-Vietnam) - Vietnam Service Medal (11) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo



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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