SANGAMON CVE 26

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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.

    Sangamon Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid March 13 1939 as Maritime Commission contract (hull number 7)
    Launched November 4 1939 as ESSO TRENTON
    Acquired by U.S. Navy on October 22 1940
    Classified Fleet Oiler and renamed

  1. USS SANGAMON AO-28
    Commissioned October 23 1940

  2. USS SANGAMON AVG-26
    Designated Aircraft Escort Vessel (AVG) February 14 1942
    Decommissioned February 25 1942 for conversion
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942

  3. USS SANGAMON ACV-26
    Recommissioned August 25 1942

  4. USS SANGAMON CVE-26
    Reclassified Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943
    Decommissioned October 24 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1945
    Sold February 11 1948 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1941)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
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Cover Image

Post office established January 13 1941 - Disestablished February 27 1942


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Feb 1, 1941

1941-02-01

GregCiesielski Sangamon AO28 19410201 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sangamon AO28 19410201 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9v

1941-02-01

JonBurdett sangamon ao28 19410201-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sangamon ao28 19410201-1.jpg

First Day of Postal Service.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9efw

1941-02-01

Bunter Sangamon CVE 26 19410201 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Sangamon CVE 26 19410201 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9x

1941-02-01

GregCiesielski Sangamon AO28 19410201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Sangamon AO28 19410201 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBB)

1941-04-13

JonBurdett sangamon ao28 19410413 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sangamon ao28 19410413.jpg

Note:


Post office reestablished June 15 1942 - Disestablished October 19 1945


 

Other Information

SANGAMON earned 8 battle stars during World War II. Her three air groups were each awarded the Presidential Unit Citation

NAMESAKE - A river in central Illinois

 


 

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