CHATEAU THIERRY AP 31

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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.
    Transport
    Built 1921

  1. '''USAT CHATEAU THIERRY'''
    Commissioned 1921
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 15 1941

  2. '''USS CHATEAU THIERRY AP-31'''
    Commissioned August 6 1941 - Decommissioned September 9 1943
    Returned to U.S. Army for conversion to Hospital Ship

  3. '''USAHS CHATEAU THIERRY'''
    Commissioned March 5 1944 - Decommissioned (Date unknown)
    Transferred to Maritime Commission
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet

    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 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     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text
Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

 
Ship's Marking 1940-07-11
to
1940-07-11
Under USAT Service
Paquebot duplex postmark from Balboa, Canal Zone dated July 12 1940 cancels the stamp.
R/S marking on back from cover sponsor Howard D. Roloff
 
Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)
1941-12-11
to
1941-12-11
As AP-31
 
Locy Type
3z (BTT)
1942-02-17
to
1942-02-17
As AP-31
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell
 
Locy Type
3z (BTT)
1942-02-17
to
1942-02-17
As AP-31
Cachet incorrectly anonounces the First Day of Postal Service
George V. Sadworth cachet
Louie C. Bean - Sponsor

 

Other Information

Earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Sicily invasion, July 1943

'''NAMESAKE''' - A commune in northern France

 


 

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