BATAAN LHD 5

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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.


    Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose)
    Keel Laid 22 June 1994 - Launched 15 May 1996
    Christened 18 May 1996

  1. USS BATAAN LHD-5
  2. Commissioned 20 September 1997
Bataan LHD5 1 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Bataan LHD-5 Covers Page 1     (1994-2016)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2-2n+
(USS, FPO AE 09565-1657)

1997-06-23

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970623 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970623 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDPS 9-2n+
(USS, FPO AE 09565-1657)

1997-06-23

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970623 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970623 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
Note: The numeral 7 is inverted in the zip code


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2n+
(USS, FPO AE 09565-1657)

1997-09-20

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 2 Front.jpg

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 9-2n+
(USS, FPO AE 09565-1657)

1997-09-20

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
Note: The numeral 7 is inverted in the zip code


 

Locy Type
FDC F

"Commissioning Day"

FPO AE 09565-1657

1997-09-20

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19970920 1 Front.jpg

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


 

Locy Type
2-2t(n+)
(FPO AE 09554-1657)

1998-07-04

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19980704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 19980704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day, cachet by Gary R. Rogak


 

Locy Type 11-2(n) (USS,
FPO AE 09544-1657)

2008-06-04

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20080604 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20080604 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 11-2n (USS,
FPO AE 09544-1657)

2014-07-31

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20140731 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20140731 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type 11-2n
(USS, FPO AE 09544)

2015-09-22

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20150922 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20150922 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Robert Jank


 

Locy Type 11-2
(USS, FPO AE 09544)

2021-04-09

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20210409 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20210409 1 Front.jpg

80th Anniversary of the surrender of Bataan, cachet by Michael Brock


 

Locy Type 12-2
(USS, FPO AE 09544)

2017-04-15

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20170415 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20170415 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, collectors request by Alex Hamling


 

Locy Type 12-2(n+)
(USS, FPO AE 09544-1657)

2007-09-20

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20070920 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20080111 1 Front.jpg

Tenth Anniversary, cachet by Bill Payden


 

Locy Type 12-2c
(USS, FPO AE 09544)

2020-05-24

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20200524 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20200524 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request, received by Richard F. Hoffner.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-06-04

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20080604 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20080604 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet. Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad Kaczkowski



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week Station"

Ft. Lauderdale FL

2016-05-05

GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20160505 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Bataan LHD5 20160505 2 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, Broward Navy Days, postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by Joshua McGee

 

Other Information

USS BATAAN LHD-5 has earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of the heroic defense of the Bataan Peninsula on the western side of Manila Bay in the Philippines during the early days of World War II.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name BATAAN - USS Bataan AVT-4 and USS Bataan LHD-5.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Linda Sloan Mundy, wife of former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr.

 


 

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