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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 April 13 1968 - Launched March 8 1969

    Commissioned April 11 1970 - Decommissioned October 5 2002

    Struck from Naval Register November 6 2002

  2. ARM USUMACINTA A-412 (Mexican Naval Service)
    Sold to Mexico November 22 2002 and renamed

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    (1970-77)



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
FDC 2(n+)


First Day in Commission


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)




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





Honolulu, HI


No Image

Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

FREDERICK earned the following awards during her US Navy career - Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary. Medal (4) - Vietnam Service Medal (3) - Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (2) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1) - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (8) - Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon (3) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).

NAMESAKE - Named after the city of Frederick, Maryland and Frederick County, Maryland.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name FREDERICK - USS Frederick CA-8 and USS Frederick LST-1184.



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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