From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Casa Grande Class Dock Landing Ship
    Keel Laid August 7 1944 - Launched December 22 1944

    Commissioned March 15 1945 - Decommissioned March 31 1970

    Struck from Naval Register October 15 1976
    Sold December 4 1975 to Max Rouse & Sons, Beverly Hills, CA for scrap

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     (1945-60)



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


Locy Type

(Br. #15748)


Flag Day


Locy Type


Cachet by James T. Spalding


Locy Type




Locy Type




Locy Type

(Br. #15748)


Flag Day


Other Information

CATAMOUNT LSD-17 was at Tokyo Bay September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender ceremony

Earned 7 Battle Stars (Korea)
* North Korean Aggression, September - November 1950
* Communist China Aggression, November 1950 - January 1951
* First UN Counter Offensive, February - April 1951
* Communist China Spring Offensive, April - May 1951
* Second Korean Winter, December 1951 - April 1952
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952, June 1952 - January 1953
* Third Korean Winter, January 1953

Earned 7 Battle Stars (Vietnam)
* Vietnam Defense, December 1965
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive, December 1965 - May 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II, April - May 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III, June - November 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV, November - December 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI, January - February 1969
* Tet 69/Counteroffensive, February - May 1969

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (7) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4-Vietnam, 4-Taiwan Straits) - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (15) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - In 1765, at the Catamount Tavern in Bennington, Vt., the colonies of New York and New Hampshire settled their claims for the territory which is now the State of Vermont.



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.


Copyright 2024 Naval Cover Museum