HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17

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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.


    Luzon Class Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship
    Keel Laid September 16 1944 as "SS BERT McDOWELL"
    Launched October 30 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy october 30 1944

  1. USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17
    Commissioned July 13 1945 - Decommissioned January 24 1948
    Recommissioned April 12 1952 - Decommissioned July 15 1959

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Scrapped 1970

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1947-55)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning July 13 1945 to January 24 1948


 

Locy Type
2tnu

1947-07-28
to
1947-07-28

JonBurdett hooperisland arg17 19470728 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hooperisland arg17 19470728.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2tnu

1947-09-09
to
1947-09-09

GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470909 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470909 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15947)

1947-06-09
to
1947-06-09

GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470609 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470609 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15947)

1947-06-19
to
1947-06-19

GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470619 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19470619 1 Front.jpg

Sailor Mail


2nd Commissioning April 12 1952 to July 15 1959


 

Locy Type 2

1955-05-26
to
1955-05-26

GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19550526 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski HooperIsland ARG17 19550526 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS HOOPER ISLAND earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal (w/ 2 Battle stars), the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for an island located in the Chesapeake Bay

 


 

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