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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.
    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid September 27 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched November 29 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy February 1 1945

  1. '''USS CLINTON APA-144'''
    Commissioned February 1 1945 - Decommissioned May 2 1946

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1958
    Laid up October 1 1958 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, While in reserve

    Sunk August 1 1984 as fleet exercise target

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. 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. 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



Other Information

Earned 1 Battle Star (WWII)
* Okinawa Gunto operation, Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended)
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

'''NAMESAKE''' - Partial retention of former name Lena Clinton; counties in nine states



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