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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 Attack Cargo Ship
    Keel Laid October 24 1944 - Launched December 18 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 30 1944

    Commissioned Attack Transport (AKA) May 17 1945

    Redesignated Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned May 16 1970
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1976
    Scrapped 1980

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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. Washburn Covers Page 1     (1946-62)



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.
>>> 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


Locy Type


As AKA-108
Occupation Fleet


Locy Type


As AKA-108
USCS Postmark Catalog lists Type 2tnu...There is a definite dash in designation n+u


Locy Type


As AKA-108
Cut piece attached to earlier cover


Other Information

WASHBURN earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, 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 (with Asia clasp), two (2) National Defense Service Medals, the Korean Service Medal (w/ 5 Battle stars), ten (10) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 7 Campaign stars), seven (7) Republic of Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbons, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the United Nation Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A county in northwestern Wisconsin.



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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