APL 46

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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.

    APL-41 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship
    Keel Laid February 28 1945 - Launched May 23 1945

  1. APL-46
    Placed In Service August 31 1945 - Out of Service 1947
    Placed In Service 1949 - Out of Service (date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register February 1 1970
    Fate unknown

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     (1946-50)



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

Post Office Established 1968 - Disestablished 1968


Locy Type
SLKb (18x3)


Manuscript date at bottom


Other Information

APL-46 earned 12 Campaign Stars for Vietnam service
* Tet Counteroffensive
January 30 to April 1 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
April 2 to June 30 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
July 1 to November 1 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
November 2 1968 to February 22 1969
* Tet 69/Counteroffensive
February 23 to June 8 1969
* Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
June 9 to October 31 1969
* Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
November 1 1969 to April 30 1970
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive
May 1 to June 30 1970
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
July 1 1970 to June 30 1971
* Consolidation I
July 1 to November 30 1971
* Consolidation II
December 1 1971 to Mary 29 1972
* Vietnam Ceasefire
March 30 1972 to January 28 1973

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



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