BUTTE T-AE 27

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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.

    Kilauea Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid July 21 1966 - Launched August 9 1967

  1. USS BUTTE AE-27
    Commissioned December 14 1968 - Decommissioned June 3 1996

  2. USNS BUTTE T-AE-27
    Placed In Service with the Military Sealift Command June 3 1996
    Placed Out of Service May 24 2004

    Struck from Naval Register May 24 2004
    Sunk June 30 2006 as target in support of fleet training exercises
BUTTE AE PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1966-94)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1968-11-29

JonBurdett butte ae27 19681129 pm.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19681129.jpg

Posted before post office activation


Post Office Established December 14 1968 - Disestablished June 3 1996


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+) Dec 14, 1968

1968-12-14

GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet sponsored by Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)

1968-12-14

GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Insert.jpg
GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning Insert, cachet sponsored by Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)

1968-12-14

GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Postcard.jpg
GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19681214 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning Postcard, cachet sponsored by Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)

1968-12-14

JonBurdett butte ae27 19681214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19681214.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1971-04-17

JonBurdett butte ae27 19710417 pm.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19710417.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1991-08-07

JonBurdett butte ae27 19910807 pm.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19910807.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1971-04-17

JonBurdett butte ae27 19710417r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19710417.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efn+u (USS)
["NEW YORK, NY"
at bottom]

1986-07-04

JonBurdett butte ae27 19860704r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett butte ae27 19860704.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDC F Jun 3, 1996

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. B-111

1996-06-03

GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19960603 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Butte AE27 19960603 1 Front.jpg

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


 

Other Information

BUTTE earned one campaign star for service during the Vietnam War
* Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign
February 6 and 8-14 1973
February 22 to March 3 1973
March 28 1973

BUTTE earned four (4) Secretary of the Navy Letters of Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4), Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 1 Campaign Star), Armed Forces Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in California, Idaho, and South Dakota.

Two ships of the US Navy have been named BUTTE - USS Butte APA-68 and USS Butte T-AE-27/AE-27

 


 

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