THRUSH MSC 204
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.
Keel laid 7 May 1954 as AMS-204
Launched 5 January 1955
Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) 7 February 1955
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).
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- USS Thrush MSC-204 Covers Page 1 (DATE RANGE)
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.
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The ship had no postal facilities.
NAMESAKE - A bird of a family of approximately 700 species and sub-species. The thrush is found world-wide and is known for its beautiful songs.
Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name THRUSH - USS Thrush AVP-3 and USS Thrush MSC-204.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Edgar S. Russell.
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