From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 as SEA DARTER
    Assigned to U.S. Navy as Naval Transport AP-90
    Reclassified Attack Transport (APA) 1 February 1943
    Launched 31 March 1943 - Acquired U.S. Navy 23 June 1943

  2. Placed in Reduced Commission 24 June 1943 - 8 July 1943 for conversion
    Commission (Full) 26 November 1943 - Decommissioned 14 February 1968

  4. Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) 1 January 1969 while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register 1 June 1973
    Sold 1 October 1979

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. USS Henrico APA-45 Covers Page 1    (1945-1955)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2




Locy Type
2 (n+) (USS)


Add-on cachet by Wolfgang Hechler


Locy Type




Locy Type 2z


Censored WWII use


Locy Type 2z


Cachet by Harry Klotzbach


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-33a


Cachet by Louis C. Bakula. Postmark is on the backside of this cover.


Other Information

USS HENRICO earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal w/ 9 Campaign stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Campaign star, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (3 awards), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a county in Virginia.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. W. D. Pelan.



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.


Copyright 2024 Naval Cover Museum