NASSAU LHA 4

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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.

    Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship
    Keel Laid 13 August 1973 - Launched 21 January 1978

  1. USS NASSAU LHA-4
    Commissioned 28 July 1979 - Decommissioned 31 March 2011
Nassau LHA4 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Nassau LHA-4 Covers Page 1     (1979)

 


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

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


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-6

1979-07-28

JonBurdett nassau lha4 19790728 pm.jpg
JonBurdett nassau lha4 19790728.JPG

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1982-01-26

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19820126 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19820126 1 Front.jpg

Marines Mail, Official Business


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1984-02-23

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19840223 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19840223 1 Front.jpg

Marines Mail, pre-printed ship stationary


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1992-07-04

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19920704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19920704 1 Front.jpg

4th of July, cachet by Gary R. Rogak


 

Locy Type
11-1(n+)y
(USN, USS) (-PM)

1998-07-07

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19980707 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19980707 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
11-2a (USS,
FPO AE 09557-1615)

2003-03-06

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20030306 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20030306 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
11-2(USS,
FPO AE 09557-1615)

2003-03-06

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20030306 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20030306 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
12-1c(n+)
(USN, USS)

1998-07-07

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19980707 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19980707 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
12-2c (USS,
FPO AE 09557-1615)

2002-09-24

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20020924 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20020924 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski. "Operation Enduring Freedom"


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n+)(USS,
FPO AE 09557-1615)

2006-07-04

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20060704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20060704 1 Front.jpg

4th of July, cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-6

1979-11-27

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19791127 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19791127 1 Front.jpg

Welcome to Norfolk - TCG ISIN A 589 (ex USS Safeguard ARS-25). cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-6a

1979-08-21

JonBurdett nassau lha4 19790821 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett nassau lha4 19790821.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-06-11

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20080611 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20080611 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet. Ship's cachet, serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520247) ZIP 09557

1992-02-17

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 19920217 1 Meter.jpg

N/A

On Piece


 

Locy Type
Meter FR2
(#9004808) ZIP 09557

1993-10-23
to
1993-10-23

Bunter Nassau LHA 4 19931023 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Nassau LHA 4 19931023 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
LDC 11-2(n+)(USS,
FPO AE 09557-1615)

2011-03-31

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20110331 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20110331 2 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, requested by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type LDC F

("DECOMMISSIONING
DAY")

2011-03-31

GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20110331 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Nassau LHA4 20110331 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cacheted.

 

Other Information

USS NASSAU earned the Combat Action Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal (2 awards) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named after the Battle of Nassau, the first action seen by the United States Navy in the American Revolution.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name NASSAU - USS Nassau CVE-16 and USS Nassau LHA-4.

 


 

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