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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.

    LST-1179 Newport Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 28 1968 - Launched July 12 1969

  1. USS CAYUGA LST-1186
    Commissioned August 8 1970 - Decommissioned August 26 1994

  2. MATTOSO MAIA G-28 (Brazilian Naval Service)
    Leased to Brazil November 30 1996
    Sold to Brazil September 19 2000

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (1972-75)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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
2(n+) (USS)




Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)


Single line text cachet by John Jourdan. Ship's R/S cachet also.


Locy Type
2-1(n) (USS)


Operation Desert Storm and Official Ship Cachet

Brazilian Naval Service





Postage stamp from Brasil showing ex CAYUGA


Other Information

CAYUGA earned two battle stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Citation (2) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2) - Humanitarian Service Medal (2) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

NAMESAKE - Named after a county in New York.



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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