TANNER AGS 15

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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.

    Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 29 October 1944 - Launched 5 January 1945

  1. USS PAMINA AKA-34
    Commissioned 10 February 1945

  2. USS TANNER AGS-15
    Reclassified 15 May 1946 as Survey Ship (AGS) and renamed
    Decommissioned 14 July 1969

    Struck from Naval Register 1 August 1969
    Scrapped 1970
TANNER AGS PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Pamina AKA-34 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)
  2. USS Tanner AGS-15 Covers Page 1    (1947-65)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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USS PAMINA AKA-34


 

Locy Type 2z

1946-06-13

JohnGermann Pamina AKA34 19460613 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Pamina AKA34 19460613 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-55

1945-09-02

GregCiesielski Pamina AKA34 19450902 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pamina AKA34 19450902 1 Front.jpg

Tokyo Bay printed cachet. From the Tom Kean collection.



USS TANNER AGS-15


 

Locy Type
2(n)

(First Day
This Cancel)

1947-02-14

GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19470214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19470214 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n)

1948-04-29

JonBurdett tanner ags15 19480429 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tanner ags15 19480429.jpg

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

1965-07-22

GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19650722 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19650722 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1965-07-22

GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19650722 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tanner AGS15 19650722 1 Back.jpg

Back side of the July 22 1965 cover.

 

Other Information

USS PAMINA AKA-34 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender

USS PAMINA earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A minor planet orbiting the Sun.

USS TANNER earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 Campaign Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Captain Zera Luther Tanner, USN (5 December 1835-16 December 1906)
Tanner was born in Warsaw, NY and was appointed acting Ensign on 18 August 1862. During the Civil War, he served in the bark USS Midnight and supply ship USS Rhode Island. On 1 December 1864, when the latter captured British paddle wheel steamer Vixen, he was placed in command of her prize crew; and, on 13 January 1865, he led the group of boats from Rhode Island which landed at Fort Fisher. During the ensuing decades, while serving on many ships and shore stations, Tanner became a pioneer in and an authority on hydrography. He invented the Tanner sounding machine and is remembered for his book, “Deep Sea Exploration”, as well as for many articles expanding man's knowledge of the sea. Promoted to captain and retired on 29 June 1906, Tanner died at Washington, D.C., on 16 December 1906.

 


 

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