CHIRON AGP 18

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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.

    Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
    Authorized as Tank Landing Ship LST-1133
    Reclassified Motor Torpedo Boat Tender (AGP) August 14 1944
    Keel Laid December 16 1944 - Launched March 10 1945

  1. USS CHIRON AGP-18
    Commissioned in Reduced Status March 23 1945
    Commissioned (Full) September 18 1945 - Decommissioned February 20 1946
    Sold May 19 1947

  2. ALTAMAR
    Placed in commercial service 1948 and renamed
    LOST (Cause unknown) March 30 1960

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1945)

 

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
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2#
15997 Branch

1945-09-19

JohnGermann Chiron AGP18 19450919 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Chiron AGP18 19450919 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15997)

1945-10-15

JonBurdett chiron agp18 19451015 pm.jpg
JonBurdett chiron agp18 19451015.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9#

(Br. #15997)

1945-10-15

JonBurdett chiron agp18 19451015 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett chiron agp18 19451015.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a centaur of Greek mythology known for his skill in medicine


 


 

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