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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.

    Zeus Class Cable Laying and Repair Ship
    Keel Laid June 1 1981 - Launched October 16 1982

    Placed In Service March 19 1984


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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1982-91)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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


Machine cancel

San Diego, CA


GregCiesielski Zeus TARC7 19810601 1 Front.jpg


Keel Laying


USPS 3-bar

San Diego, CA


GregCiesielski Zeus TARC7 19821016 1 Front.jpg


Launching, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Locy Type 2

USS McCandless


GregCiesielski Zeus TARC7 19840816 1 Front.jpg


Welcome to Norfolk, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Machine cancel

Richmond, VA


GregCiesielski Zeus TARC7 19911228 1 Front.jpg


Ship's Mail


Other Information

This section lists any other information that might be relevant to this ship.



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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