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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.

    Shenandoah Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid November 27 1944 - Launched June 30 1945

    Commissioned February 8 1946 - Decommissioned 1946
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Charleston, S.C.
    Recommissioned October 2 1951 - Decommissioned February 20 1971

  2. KRI DUMAI 652 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Transferred to Indonesia February 20 1971, and renamed
    Purchased outright by Indonesia March 1 1980

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Deleted by the Indonesian Navy 1984

    Fate unknown

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. Covers Page 1     (1946-66)



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

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


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

"Navy Yard Br."

Charleston SC


GregCiesielski Tidewater AD31 19450630 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Launching, cachet by D. F. Griffin

1st Commissioning February 19 1946 to 1946


Locy Type


JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19460715 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19460715.jpg


2nd Commissioning October 2 1951 to February 20 1971


Locy Type


JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19551122 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19551122.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19571127 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19571127.jpg



Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. T-16a


JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19661231 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19661231.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19551122 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett tidewater ad31 19551122.jpg



Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Engineering E - 1957
Engineering E - 1959 for Battle Readiness
Engineering E - 1962 for Battle Readiness
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - The region of the Commonwealth of Virginia on the coastal plain and along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as well as along the James, York, Rappahannock, and Nansemond Rivers. It was the region of the United States first settled permanently by English colonists at the beginning of the 17th century



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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