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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.

    Tolland Class Amphibious Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 1944 - Launched December 28 1944
    Acquired by the US Navy February 6 1945

    Commissioned March 8 1945

    Redesignated Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned December 23 1970

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1976
    Sold December 1 1977 for scrap

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. Seminole Covers Page 1    (1945-62)



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

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

1st Post Office Established March 1 1945 to 1949


Locy Type


As AKA-104


Locy Type


As AKA-104


Locy Type
2(n) (used after POD)


As AKA-104
Post office discontinued 1949


Locy Type


As AKA-104

2nd Post Office Established 1953 to 1970


Locy Type


As AKA-104


Locy Type
2(n+) (B,USS)


As LKA-104


Locy Type
2(n+) (A,USS)


As AKA-104


Locy Type


As AKA-104





AKA-104 Picture postcard


Other Information

SEMINOLE received the following awards during her naval career: Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal - China Service Medal - 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 (w/ 6 Battle stars) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 7 Campaign stars) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (8) - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nation Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - Named after counties in Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

There have been four ships of the US Navy named SEMINOLE - USS Seminole (Screw Sloop of War 1860), USS Seminole (Screw Tug 1898), USS Seminole AT-65 and USS Seminole LKA-104.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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