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Locy Type<br/>2<br/>(Branch #) 10949<br/><br/>San Juan, PR
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The ship had no postal facilities.
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Revision as of 17:24, 18 January 2018

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.

    Tryon Class Evacuation Transport
    Keel Laid 3 June 1941 as SS ALCOA CORSAIR
    Launched 4 December 1941
    Designated for US Navy use as MERCY APH-2 23 May 1942
    Renamed PINKNEY 13 August 1942

    Acquired by the Navy and Commissioned 27 November 1942
    Decommissioned 4 April 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register 9 September 1946
    Transferred to the Army Transportation Service (ATS) 9 September 1946
    Converted to a Transport at Puget Sound Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

    Commissioned by the US Army Transportation Service (date unknown)

    Transferred to the Navy, 1 March 1950 and placed in service
    Placed out of service 26 December 1957

    Transferred to MARAD 26 December 1957
    Struck from the Naval Register 27 December 1957
    Sold for scrapping 28 September 1970

Naval Covers

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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.
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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
(Branch #) 10949

San Juan, PR


JohnGermann Private Elden H. Johnson TAP184 19550207 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS PINKNEY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Pinkney - Ninian Pinkney (7 June 1811-15 December 1877)
    Pinkney was appointed an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy on 26 March 1834 and retired at the rank of Medical Director on 7 June 1873.

NAMESAKE - Pvt. Elden H. Johnson.
    Pvt. Elden H. Johnson, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for heroism in battle near Valmontone, Italy, on 3 June 1944



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