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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 June 17 1944 - Launched September 13 1944

    Commissioned November 2 1944 - Decommissioned October 26 1946
    Recommissioned September 12 1950

    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned November 2 1969

    Struck from Naval Register November 2 1969
    Sold 1970 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. Montrose Covers Page 1     (1945-62)



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

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

1st Commissioning November 2 1944 - October 26 1946


Locy Type


As APA-212


Locy Type



2nd Commissioning September 12 1950 to November 2 1969


Locy Type


As APA-212


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-81


As LPA-212
Ship's cachet


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (APA,USS)


As APA-212


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (LPA,USS)


As LPA-212
Ship's cachet


Other Information

MONTROSE received one battle star for World War II service, three battle stars for Korean War service, and six campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star)- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (w/ 3 Battle stars) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 6 Campaign stars) - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (9) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A county in Colorado.



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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