WHIPPOORWILL MSC 207
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 January 1954 as AMS-207
Launched 13 August 1954
Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) 7 February 1955
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- USS Whippoorwill MSC-207 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.
USS WHIPPOORWILL received the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ six battle stars and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - A small nocturnal bird common to the eastern United States, so-called for its reiterated cry.
Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name WHIPPOORWILL - USS Whippoorwill ATO-169 and USS Whippoorwill MSC-207.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Walter A. Yatch.
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