ELKHORN AOG 7

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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.
    Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker
    Keel Laid September 7 1942 - Launched May 15 1943

  1. '''USS ELKHORN AOG-7'''
    Commissioned February 12 1944
    Sold to Taiwan May 1 1972
    Decommissioned July 1 1972

  2. '''HSING LUNG AOG-515''' (Taiwanese Naval Service)
    Transferred to Taiwan July 1 1972 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register April 15 1976
    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1945)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text
Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

 
Locy Type
2z
1945-08-03
Strike has missing bar

 

Other Information

ELKHORN earned one battle star for Korean War service and eight campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (1) - Antarctic Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Vietnam) - Vietnam Service Medal (8)- Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (6) - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

'''NAMESAKE''' - A river in Nebraska

 


 

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