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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.

    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid July 1 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched September 9 1944
    Acquired U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission November 21 1944

    Commissioned November 22 1944 - Decommissioned March 14 1946
    Returned to Maritime Commission March 20 1946
    Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA

    Struck from Naval Register March 28 1946
    Sold March 4 1988 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 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. Covers Page 1     (1945)



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

Post Office Established October 15 1944 - Disestablished February 6 1946


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Locy Type
2z (used after POD)


Tazewell G. Nicholson cover postmarked too late for the closing of the post office on Feb. 6, 1946 and too early for the decommissioning on Mar. 14, 1946.


Locy Type


Last Day of Postal Service


Other Information

ALLENDALE earned 1 Battle Star for WWII service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 1-9 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in southwestern South Carolina



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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