AMERICA LHA 6

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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.


    America Class Amphibious Assault Ship
    Keel Laid 17 July 2009 - Launched 4 June 2012
    Christened 20 October 2012 - Acquired 10 April 2014

  1. USS AMERICA LHA-6
  2. Commissioned 11 October 2014
America LHA6 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 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).

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  1. USS AMERICA LHA-6 Covers Page 1     (2009-2021)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type 2-2n+
(USS,FPO AP 96660-1600)

2015-03-05

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20150305 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20150305 1 Front.jpg

Collector request


 

Locy Type 11-2(n+)
(USS,FPO AP 96660)

2018-12-10

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20181210 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20181210 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 12-2n+
(USS,FPO AP 96660-1600)

2017-05-10

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20170510 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20170510 1 Front.jpg

Mail addressed to USS Ashland LSD-48, missent to USS America. This postmark is on the back.


 

Locy Type F

(Unit #100147)

2017-10-03

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20171003 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

Postmark on piece, submitted by Roger A. Wentworth.


 

Locy Type
Auxiliary Marking

2017-05-10

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20170510 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20170510 1 Front.jpg

Mail addressed to USS Ashland LSD-48, missent to USS America.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS Pictorial

"Keel Laying Station"

Pascagoula MS

2009-07-17

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20090717 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20090717 1 Front.jpg

Keel Laying, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Commissioning Station"

San Francisco CA

2014-10-11

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20141011 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20141011 1 Front.jpg

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


 

USPS Pictorial

"Commissioning Station"

San Francisco CA

2014-10-11

GregCiesielski America LHA6 20141011 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski America LHA6 20141011 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Wolfgang Hechler, sponsored by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for our nation.

Five ships of the US Navy have been named AMERICA - USS America (1782), USS America (1862), USS America TT-3006, USS America CV-66 and USS America LHA-6.

The ships sponsor is Lynne Pace, the wife of retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, USMC.

 


 

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