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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.

    Haven Class Hospital Ship
    Keel Laid October 22 1943 as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-B2) hull
    Launched August 8 1944 as MAINE BEAVER
    Acquired by U.S. Navy September 14 1944

    Commissioned May 26 1945 - Decommissioned January 19 1950
    Recommissioned October 28 1950 - Decommissioned December 21 1954
    Recommissioned October 16 1965 - Decommissioned in August 15 1970

    Struck from Naval Register March 15 1974
    Sold April 18 1975 for scrap

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1946-70)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

1st Commissioning May 26 1945 to January 19 1950


Locy Type




Locy Type

(Br. #15765)



2nd Commissioning October 28 1950 to December 21 1954


Locy Type



3rd Commissioning October 16 1965 to August 15 1970


Locy Type
FDR 2(n+)


First Day Recommissioned


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


Ship's cachet


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




Locy Type
7t(nu) (USS)




Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)




Other Information

REPOSE received the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (9) - Vietnam Service Medal (10) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (20) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - Rest, tranquility, peace of mind, freedom from worry or troubles.



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