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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.

    Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid 21 September 1944 - Launched 18 November 1944
    Acquired by US Navy from the Maritime Commission 28 November 1944

  2. Commissioned 2 May 1945 - Decommissioned 30 June 1949
    Recommissioned 26 August 1950

  4. Redesignated Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA) 1 January 1969
    Decommissioned 1 July 1969

    Struck from Naval Register 1 July 1969
    Scrapped 1974

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 Skagit AKA-105 Covers Page 1    (1945-1965)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

Post Office Established 1 May 1945 - Disestablished 1 April 1949


Locy Type 2(n)




Locy Type 2#

(Br. #15815)


AKA-105. Tokyo Bay

Post Office Reestablished 10 October 1950 - Disestablished 1 July 1969


Locy Type 2 (B)




Locy Type
2t(nu) (USS)




Locy Type




Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-48




Other Information

USS SKAGIT earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ Asia clasp, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the - Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (6 awards), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in the State of Washington.

The ships sponsor was Miss Heloise Pike.



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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