CHILTON LPA 38

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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.

    Bayfield Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid (date unknown)
    Launched December 29 1942 as SEA NEEDLE
    Assigned to U.S. Navy as Naval Transport AP-83
    Reclassified Attack Transport (AKA) February 1 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy May 29 1943

  1. USS CHILTON APA-38
    Placed in Partial Commission May 29 - July 10 1943
    Recommissioned (Full) December 7 1943

  2. USS CHILTON LPA-38
    Reclassified Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned July 1 1972

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1972
    Sold July 15 1974 to Ships Incorporated of Camden, N.J., for scrap
CHILTON APA PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. Chilton Covers Page 1    (1944-69)

 

Postmarks

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
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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)

1963-12-23

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19631223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19631223 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Welcome to Norfolk, ROKS HA DONG MSC-527, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (LPA,USS)

1972-05-01

GregCiesielski Chilton LPA38 19720501 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton LPA38 19720501 1 Front.jpg

As LPA-38
R/S cachet.


 

Locy Type
2r

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-118

1952-06-23

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19520623 1 Postmark.jpg

No Image

As APA-38
Cut Square


 

Locy Type
2r

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-118a

1954-09-08

JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19540908 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19540908.jpg

As APA-38


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1947-07-28

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19470728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19470728 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Cachet by Louis S. Pentel


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1947-10-12

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19471012 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19471012 3 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Columbus Day, cachet by Donald R. Graf


 

Locy Type
2t(nu)

1948-12-25

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19481225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19481225 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Christmas Day, cachet by John Coulthard


 

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

1967-05-05

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19670505 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19670505 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
25th Anniversary of US Atlantic Fleet's Amphibious Force R/S cachet.


 

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

1967-09-06

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19670906 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19670906 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (LPA,D2,USS)

1969-05-26

JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19690526 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19690526.JPG

As LPA-38
Apollo 10 Support, R/S cachet supplied by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #16171)

1946-01-30

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19460130 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19460130 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Manuscript Ship's return address


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-10-27

JonBurdett chilton apa38 19441027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chilton apa38 19441027.jpg

As APA-38


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1948-12-25

GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19481225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Chilton APA38 19481225 1 Front.jpg

As APA-38
Christmas Day, cachet by John Coulthard


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu) (USS)

1968-05-29

JonBurdett chilton apa38 19680529 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett chilton apa38 19680529.JPG

As APA-38


 

Locy Type
9efu

1954-09-08

JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19540908 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett chilton lpa38 19540908.jpg

As APA-38

 

Other Information

CHILTON earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp), two National Defense Service Medals and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a county in the state of Alabama.

 


 

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