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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.

    Training Aircraft Carrier
    Built in 1913 as Side-wheel Excursion Steamer SEEANDBEE
    Acquired by U.S. Navy March 12 1942
    Converted Training Aircraft Carrier

    Commissioned August 22 1942 - Decommissioned November 7 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 28 1945
    Transferred November 26 1947 to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Sold December 1947 for scrap
Wolverine Crest.jpg

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 Wolverine IX-64 Covers Page 1     (1945)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image



c 1930's

GregCiesielski SS SeeAndBee 1930 1 Front.jpg




USPO Duplex

Chicago IL


GregCiesielski Wolverine IX64 19420822 1 Front.jpg




Pictorial Postmark
Kalamazoo MI


GregCiesielski Kalamazoo MI 19880715 1 Front.jpg


32nd National Convention of the USCS.


Other Information

WOLVERINE earned the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career

NAMESAKE - An American mammal found mostly in the northern United States. The state of Michigan is known as the "Wolverine State."

Two ships of the US Navy have been named WOLVERINE - USS Wolverine IX-31 and USS Wolverine IX-64.



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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