NIAGARA FALLS T-AFS 3

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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.

    Mars Class Combat Stores Ship
    Keel Laid May 22 1965 - Launched March 26 1966

  1. USS NIAGARA FALLS AFS-3
    Commissioned April 29 1967 - Decommissioned September 23 1994

  2. USNS NIAGARA FALLS T-AFS-3
    Placed In Service September 23 1994 - Out of Service September 30 2008

    Struck from Naval Register September 30 2008
NiagaraFalls AFS3 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1967-93)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

San Diego CA
Slogan

"MARCH /
RED CROSS /
MONTH"

1966-03-26

JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19660306.jpg
JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19660306 cach.jpg

Launching
Beck Cachet



 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)

1967-04-29

JonBurdett niagrafalls afs3 19670429-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett niagrafalls afs3 19670429-1.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1967-05-20

JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19670520 pm.jpg
JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19670520.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-33a

1975-11-06

JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19751106 pm.jpg
JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19751106.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1978

1985-01-18

GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19850118 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19850118 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Raymond W. Milling


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1978

1990-09-24

GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS) 1991

1993-11-24

JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19931124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett niagarafalls afs3 19931124.JPG

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Locy Type
9-1(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-33c

1990-09-24

GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 1 Back.jpg

Official Ships Cachet and Cachet by Raymond W. Milling


 

Locy Type
PPR

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. N-33d

1990-09-24

GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski NiagaraFalls AFS3 19900924 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

NIAGARA FALLS earned the following awards during her Naval career - Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (5 awards) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (3 awards) - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 10 Campaign stars) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3 awards) - Southwest Asia Campaign Medal - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (14 awards) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

NAMESAKE - An industrial and resort city in Niagara County, western New York.

 


 

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