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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.

    Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship
    Authorized as LST-1149
    Reclassified Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL) August 14 1944
    Keel Laid February 23 1945 - Launched May 25 1945

    Commissioned December 3 1945 - Decommissioned October 30 1971

    Struck from Naval Register October 30 1971

  2. NARRA AR-38 (Philippine Naval Service)
    Sold to the Republic of the Philippines October 30 1971 and renamed
    Struck by the Philippines 1992

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     (1947)



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

1st Post Office Period October 1 1945 to July 15 1946


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Cachet by Harry Klotzbach

2nd Post Office Period June 15 1947 to October 1971


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Columbus Day, cachet by Donald R. Graf


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Other Information

KRISHNA received the following awards during her U.S. Naval career: Navy Unit Commendation (2) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4) - Vietnam Service Medal (12) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (4) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for Krishna (a deity worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism)



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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