AMPHION AR 13

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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.

    Amphion Class Repair Ship
    Keel Laid 20 September 1944 - Launched 15 May 1945

  1. USS AMPHION AR-13
    Commissioned 30 January 1946 - Decommissioned 2 October 1971

    Struck from Naval Register 1 March 1977

  2. IIS CHAH BAHAR A-441 (Iranian Naval Service)
    Transferred to Iran 2 October 1971 and renamed
    Sold outright to Iran 1 March 1977

    Sank at her berth in Bandar Abbas, Iran (Date unknown)
AMPHION PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Amphion AR-13 Covers Page 1     (1946-71)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

Post Office Established March 5 1946 - Disestablished July 28 1971


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1947-01-08

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19470108 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLAmphion AR13 19470108 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77

1965-05-01

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19650501 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19650501.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77a

1968-09-25

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19680925 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19680925.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2r

1954-02-11

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19540211 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19540211.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1962-07-31

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19620731 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19620731 1 Front.jpg

Signature on back from Desmond D. Jagyi


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1954-02-11

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19540211 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19540211.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9fu

1961-01-27

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19610127 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19610127.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
10(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77b

1961-05-09

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610509 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610509 1 Front.jpg

Roller cancel


 

Locy Type
10(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77b

1961-05-29

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19610529 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19610529.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type P
[2r, various wording in bars]

"FLEXIBLE /
FORCE FOR /
FREEDOM"

1961-01-30

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610130 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610130 1 Front.jpg

15th Anniversary


 

Locy Type P
[2r, various wording in bars]

"FLEXIBLE /
FORCE FOR /
FREEDOM"

1961-01-30

Bunter Amphion AR 13 19610130 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Amphion AR 13 19610130 1 front.jpg

15th Anniversary


 

Locy Type P
[2t(nu) various wording in bars]

"NAVY /
DAY"

1960-10-27

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19601027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19601027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type P
[2t(nu) various wording in bars]

"NAVAL BASE /
NORFOLK, /
VA."

1960-11-18

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19601118 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19601118 1 Front.jpg

R/S on back from Desmond D. Jagyi


 

Locy Type P
[2t(nu) various wording in bars]

"NAVAL /
SHIPYARD /
PORTSMOUTH"

1960-12-25

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19601225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19601225 1 Front.jpg

R/S on back from Desmond D. Jagyi


 

Locy Type
RECD

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-R3

1961-01-30

Bunter Amphion AR 13 19610130 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Amphion AR 13 19610130 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n+) Jul 28, 1971

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77a

1971-07-28

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19710728 pm.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19710728.jpg

Last Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
LDPS 9ef(n+u)

1971-07-28

JonBurdett amphion ar13 19710728 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett amphion ar13 19710728.jpg

Last Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson



 

Locy Type
10(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-77b

1961-05-09

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610509 1 Note.jpg
GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 19610509 1 Front.jpg

Note from Capt Herb Rommel regarding the Type 10 Roller cancel


 

N/A

N/A

GregCiesielski Amphion AR13 1961 1 Card.jpg

N/A

Ship Data Card

 

Other Information

USS AMPHION earned the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal w/ one bronze star and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ one bronze star during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named after Amphion, son of Zeus and Antiope in Greek mythology.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name AMPHION - USS Amphion ID-1888 and USS Amphion AR-13.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Howard D. Orem, the wife of Captain Howard D. Orem, the aide and flag secretary to Admiral Ernest J. King.

 


 

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