TARAZED AF 13

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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.

    Mizar Class Stores Ship
    Built 1932 for United Fruit Co. as CHIRIQUI
    Delivered March 18 1932
    Acquired by U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission June 4 1941

  1. USS TARAZED AF-13
    Commissioned June 14 1941 - Decommissioned January 4 1946

    Struck from Naval Register January 21 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission January 4 1946

  2. CHIRIQUI (Merchant Service)
    Returned to United Fruit Co. named reverted
    Served until 1958

  3. BLEXEN (German Merchant Service)
    Sold to Union-Partenreeders T/S, Bremen, Germany and renamed

    Scrapped 1971

 

Naval Covers

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  1. CHIRIQUI Covers Page 1    (1932-39)
  2. TARAZED Covers Page 1    (1941-44)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

United Fruit Company
Pursers Mark

(Steamship Service)

1932-03-24

JonBurdett chiriqui-tarazed af13 19320324 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chiriqui-tarazed af13 19320324.jpg

As CHIRIQUI


 

United Fruit Company
Pursers Mark

(Steamship Service)

1940-01-29

GregCiesielski Chiriqui 19400129 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chiriqui 19400129 Front.jpg

As CHIRIQUI
First Day Cover for Washing Irving stamp. Contributed by Gary Denis.



Post Office Established August 6 1941 - Disestablished January 4 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 Aug 10, 1941

"FIRST DAY /
MAIL SERVICE"

1941-08-10

GregCiesielski Tarazed AF13 19410810 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tarazed AF13 19410810 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service. Note: FDPS was Aug 9, 1941. The Type 3 cancel did not arrive until the next day.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

Bars Blank (unlisted)

1941-08-10

JonBurdett tarazed af13 19410810-3r pm.jpg
JonBurdett tarazed af13 19410810-3.jpeg

Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson for the First Day of Postal Service. FDPS was Aug 9, 1941. The Type 3 cancel did not arrive until the next day.


 

Locy Type
3z

1942-05-26

JonBurdett tarazed af13 19420526r pm.jpg
JonBurdett tarazed af13 19420526.jpg

Official Business


 

Locy Type
9v

1942-05-26

JonBurdett tarazed af13 19420526r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett tarazed af13 19420526.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
9efw

1941-08-10

Bunter Tarazed AF 13 19410810 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tarazed AF 13 19410810 1 front.jpg

Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson for FDPS...Posted 1 day late from actual date of 1941-08-09


 

Locy Type
9x

1941-08-10

JonBurdett tarazed af13 19410810-2r pm.jpg
JonBurdett tarazed af13 19410810-2.jpeg

Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson for FDPS...Posted 1 day late from actual date of 1941-08-09

 

Other Information

TARAZED earned the American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A star in the constellation Aquila

 


 

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