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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.

    Luzon Class Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship
    Keel Laid 21 September 1944 - Launched 19 October 1944
    Acquired by the US Navy 31 October 1944
    Converted to an Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship

    Commissioned 5 June 1945 - Decommissioned 24 July 1947

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 September 1962
    Scrapped in 1974
Samar ARG11 Photo.jpg

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. USS Samar ARG-11 Covers Page 1     (1946-1947)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Samar ARG11 19470707 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Samar ARG11 19470707 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type

Branch No.


GregCiesielski Samar ARG11 19460712 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Samar ARG11 19460712 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

NAMESAKE - A province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAMAR - USS Samar PG-41 and USS Samar ARG-11.

USS SAMAR received the following awards for her Naval service - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



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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