ANTIGONE AGP 16
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.
Authorized as Tank Landing Ship LST-773
Reclassified Motor Torpedo Boat Tender (AGP) August 14 1944
Keel Laid August 15 1944 - Launched October 27 1944
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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- 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.
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Post Office Established May 25 1945 - Disestablished March 2 1946
Censored wartime (WWII) use
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
NAMESAKE - The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta in Greek mythology. Antigone is most famous as the heroine of tragedies by Sophocles and Euripides. She embodied the virtues of faithfulness and heroism which characterized the Greek ideal of womanhood
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