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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.

    Haskell Class Attack Transport
    Keel Laid May 26 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched September 11 1944

    Commissioned October 11 1944 - Decommissioned August 3 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton, CA
    Recommissioned September 30 1950 - Decommissioned June 20 1967
    Returned to Maritime Administration April 23 1968
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1968
    Sold July 1975 for scrap

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Lenawee APA-195 Covers Page 1     (1945-66)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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

1st Commissioning October 11 1944 to August 3 1946


Locy Type 2z


JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19450902 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19450902.jpg

Censored, WWII use. V-J Day

2nd Commissioning September 30 1950 to June 20 1967


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Lenawee APA195 19501207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lenawee APA195 19501207 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Glenn W. Dye


Locy Type 2


JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19550216 pm2.jpg
JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19550216.JPG



Locy Type


JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19661110 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19661110.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19550216 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lenawee apa195 19550216.JPG



Other Information

USS LENAWEE earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 3 Battle stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Campaign star, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Ribbon, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in southern Michigan.



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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