FORT SNELLING LSD 30

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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.

    Thomaston Class Dock Landing Ship
    Keel Laid August 17 1953 - Launched July 16 1954

  1. USS FORT SNELLING LSD-30
    Commissioned January 24 1955 - Decommissioned September 28 1984
    Custody transferred to MARAD September 7 1989

    Struck from Naval Register February 24 1992
    Sold August 25 1995 for scrap
FortSnelling LSD30 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1955-79)

 


Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1955-02-17

JohnGermann Fort Snelling LSD30 19550217 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Fort Snelling LSD30 19550217 1 Front.jpg

First Day Postal Service (the cachet incorrectly states commissioning). Cachet by Louis S. Pentel.


 

Locy Type
2

1955-03-22

GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19550322 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19550322 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1973-03-02

GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19730302 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BELLEAU WOOD LHA 3 19730302 1 Front.jpg

Keel Laying of USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 (Actual Keel Laying was March 5). Cachet by Frederick Karcher


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1962-05-30

JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19620530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19620530.jpg

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Locy Type
2t(nu) (USS)

1971-01-22

JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19710122 pm.jpg
JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19710122.jpg

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Locy Type
2t(nu) (D2,USS)

1979-04-20

GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19790420 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19790420 1 Front.jpg

Port Everglades - Enroute to Bermuda, cover created by George H. Wilson


 

Locy Type
9efu

1955-04-09

JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19550409 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett fortsnelling lsd30 19550409.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9eft(n+u) (FORT)

1979-04-20

GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19790420 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19790420 1 Front.jpg

Port Everglades - Enroute to Bermuda, cover created by George H. Wilson



 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Boston MA

1963-06-29

GregCiesielski TriesteII 19630629 1 Front.jpg

No Image

4th Dive aboard TRIESTE II to find the USS Thresher SSN-593. Other ships involved include USS Fort Snelling LSD-30, USS Preserver ARS-8 and USNS Robert D. Conrad T-AGOR-3.
Cachet has incorrect name for the USNS Robert D. Conrad.

 

Other Information

FORT SNELLING received the following awards during her career: Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal.

 


 

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