LUZON ARG 2

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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 April 8 1943 as Maritime Commission type (EC-2-S-C1) hull
    Launched May 14 1943 as SAMUEL BOWLES
    Acquired by U.S. Navy May 24 1943

  1. USS LUZON ARG-2
    Commissioned October 12 1943 - Decommissioned June 24 1947
    Recommissioned September 20 1950 - Decommissioned March 15 1955
    Recommissioned November 3 1955 - Decommissioned July 1 1960

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1961
    Scrapped August 1974

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1943-60)

 

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

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

1st Commissioning October 12 1943 to June 24 1947


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-04-11

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460411 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460411.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2z

1946-02-13

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460213r pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460213.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-02-27

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460227r pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19460227.JPG

Note:


2nd Commissioning September 20 1950 to March 15 1955


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1950-12-21

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19501221 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19501221.JPG

First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1952-02-19

GregCiesielski Luzon ARG2 19520219 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luzon ARG2 19520219 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2

1953-11-30

GregCiesielski Luzon ARG2 19531130 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Luzon ARG2 19531130 1 Front.jpg

Christmas cachet


 

Locy Type
2r

1955-01-28

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19550128r pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19550128.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-22a

1955-01-28

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19550128r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19550128.jpg

Note:


3rd Commissioning November 3 1955 to July 1 1960


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1960-05-04

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19600504 pm.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19600504.jpg

Note:Unlisted in USCS Postmark Catalog


 

Locy Type
9fu

1960-05-04

JonBurdett luzon arg2 19600504 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett luzon arg2 19600504.jpg

Note:Unlisted in USCS Postmark Catalog

 

Other Information

LUZON earned 1 Battle Star for Korea

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - The chief island in the northern Philippines

 


 

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