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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.

    Windsor Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid July 23 1942 as EXCELSIOR
    Assigned to U.S. Navy as Transport AP-100 and renamed
    Launched December 29 1942
    Redesignated Attack Transport (APA) February 1 1943

    Commissioned June 17 1943 - Decommissioned March 4 1946

    Struck from Naval Register April 12 1946
    Transferred August 1 1946 to War Shipping Administration for disposal

  2. PAUL REVERE (Commercial Service)
    Sold 1947 and renamed

    Sold 1949 to American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines and renamed

    Scrapped 1972 in Taiwan

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. USS Windsor APA-55 Covers Page 1     (1943-45)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type


Courtesy of the Richard Hoffner collection. This piece was first postmarked on the ship (11/02/1944), then sent to Navy FPO 3115 (Hollandia New Guinea 11/02/1944). From there it went to Navy FPO 10088 (Postal Concentration Center, Pearl Harbor Hawaii 11/05/1944) and finally to Navy FPO 10461 (Commander In Chief, US Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor Hawaii 11/05/1944).


Other Information

USS WINDSOR earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 6 Campaign stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation and the Philippines Liberation Medal with 1 star during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Windsor County, Vermont.



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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