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Wichita Class Replenishment Oiler<br/>  
 
Wichita Class Replenishment Oiler<br/>  
 
Keel Laid 22 January 1969 - Launched 23 April 1970<br/><br/>
 
Keel Laid 22 January 1969 - Launched 23 April 1970<br/><br/>
<li>'''USS SAVANNAH AOR-4'''<br/>
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Commissioned 5 December 1970 - Decommissioned 28 July 1995<br/><br/>
 
Commissioned 5 December 1970 - Decommissioned 28 July 1995<br/><br/>
 
Struck from Naval Register 29 October 1998<br/>
 
Struck from Naval Register 29 October 1998<br/>
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1991-09-20
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From the Bob Govern collection.
 
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1995-07-28

Latest revision as of 22:13, 30 June 2020

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.

    Wichita Class Replenishment Oiler
    Keel Laid 22 January 1969 - Launched 23 April 1970

  1. USS SAVANNAH AOR-4
  2. Commissioned 5 December 1970 - Decommissioned 28 July 1995

    Struck from Naval Register 29 October 1998
    Sold for scrapping 27 January 2009
Savannah AOR4 Crest.jpg

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. USS Savannah AOR-4 Covers Page 1    (1983-1995)

 

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
---
Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post office established 5 December 1970 - Disestablished 28 July 1995


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n) (USS)

1970-12-05

GregCiesielski Savannah AOR4 19701205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Savannah AOE4 19701205 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by General Dynamics - Quincy Shipbuilding Division


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1983-01-26

JonBurdett savannah aor4 19830126 pm.jpg
JonBurdett savannah aor4 19830126.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(nu) (USS)

1977-01-20

GregCiesielski Savannah AOR4 19770120 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Savannah AOE4 19770120 1 Front.jpg

Inauguration Day


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1993-11-24

JonBurdett savannah aor4 19931124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett savannah aor4 19931124.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ft(n)y (USPO)

1983-01-26

JonBurdett savannah aor4 19830126 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett savannah aor4 19830126.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u)(USS)

1991-09-20

GregCiesielski Savannah AOR4 19910920 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Savannah AOR4 19910920 1 Front.jpg

From the Bob Govern collection.


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n)(USS)

1995-07-28

JonBurdett savannah aor4 19950728 pm.jpg
JonBurdett savannah aor4 19950728.jpg

Last Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+u)(USS)

1995-07-28

JonBurdett savannah aor4 19950728 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett savannah aor4 19950728.jpg

Last Day in Commission



USPS Pictorial Postmark


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Decommissioning
Ceremony Station"

Norfolk, VA

1995-07-28

GregCiesielski Savannah AOR4 19950728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Savannah AOE4 19950728 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS SAVANNAH earned the Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, the Navy Expeditionary Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, two (2) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A large city on the east coast of Georgia.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAVANNAH - USS Savannah (1798 1-gun Galley), USS Savannah (1842 Sailing Frigate), USS Savannah AS-8, USS Savannah CL-42,
USS Savannah AOR-4 and USS Savannah LCS-28.

2 ships of the Confederate Navy bore the name SAVANNAH - CSS Savannah (1861 Gunboat) and CSS Savannah (1863 Ironclad)

The first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean was SS SAVANNAH (1819)

The first nuclear-powered merchant ship was NS SAVANNAH (1959-1972)

 


 

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