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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.

    Carronade Class Inshore Fire Support Ship
    Keel Laid (Date Unknown) - Launched 26 May 1953

    Commissioned 25 May 1955 - Decommissioned 31 May 1960
    Recommissioned 2 October 1965

    Redesignated (LFR) 1 January 1969
    Decommissioned 24 July 1970

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1973
    Sold for scrapping 1 September 1994

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. USS Carronade LFR-1 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning May 25 1955 - Decommissioned May 31 1960


USPO Slogan
Machine Postmark

San Diego, CA


The ship had no postal facilities.



Other Information

USS CARRONADE earned the Combat Action Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 10 Campaign Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (13 awards), the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A short iron cannon.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. L. Herndon.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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