GRAND CANYON AR 28

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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.

    Shenandoah Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid 16 November 1944 - Launched 27 April 1945
    Delivered to U.S. Navy 8 May 1945

  1. USS GRAND CANYON AD-28
    Commissioned 6 April 1946

  2. USS GRAND CANYON AR-28
    Reclassified Repair Ship (AR) 11 March 1971
    Decommissioned 1 September 1978

    Struck from Naval Register 1 September 1978
    Sold June 1980 for scrap
GRAND CANYON AD PATCH.jpg
GRAND CANYON AR PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Grand Canyon AD-28 / AR-28 Covers Page 1     (1949-1974)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
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Cover Image


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1946-04-11

GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460411 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460411 1 Front.jpg

AD-28. Written FDPS ("First Day of Postal Service") and 1946 on front. Post Office was established on 1 April 1946, was this a proof (test) strike? From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2(n)

1946-04-16

GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460416 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460416 1 Front.jpg

As AD-28. The "Last Day of Postal Service" (LDPS) R/S marking is in error. April 16 1946 was the "First Day of Postal Service".


 

Locy Type 2

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21b

1951-05-29

GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19510529 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19510529 1 Front.jpg

As AD-28


 

Locy Type 2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21

1946-04-18

GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460416 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19460416 2 Front.jpg

As AD-28. Cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type 2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21a

1949-10-27

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19491027r pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19491027.jpg

As AD-28


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1968-02-02

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19680202 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19680202.jpg

As AD-28


 

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

1974-11-07

JonBurdett grandcanyon ar28 19741107r pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ar28 19741107.JPG

As AR-28


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21d

1959-08-20

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19590820 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19590820.JPG

As AD-28


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21e

1962-06-25

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19620625r pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19620625.JPG

As AD-28


 

Locy Type
7t(n+u) (C+,USS)

1967-09-15

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19670915 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19670915.jpg

As AD-28


 

Locy Type
7ditn+u (USS,POW/MIA)

1971-12-29

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19711229 pm.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19711229.jpg

As AD-28


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-21h

1956-12-07

GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19561207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski GrandCanyon AD28 19561207 1 Front.jpg

As AD-28. 15th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. R/S on back from Cachetmaker Desmond D. Jagyi.


 

Locy Type
9f(n+u) (AR,USS)

1971-03-12

JonBurdett grandcanyon ar28 19710312 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ar28 19710312.JPG

As AR-28


 

Locy Type
9fu (USS)

1959-08-20

JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19590820 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett grandcanyon ad28 19590820.JPG

As AD-28

 

Other Information

USS GRAND CANYON earned the Navy Battle "E" ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp), the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A western landmark, the grand canyon of the Colorado River.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. W. L. Mann.

GrandCanyon AR28 Crest.jpg

 


 

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