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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 August 10 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched October 26 1944 - Acquired by U.S. Navy December 3 1944

    Commissioned December 3 1944

    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned February 5 1970

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1973
    Sold October 2 1979 by MARAD 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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. Okanogan Covers Page 1    (1946-52)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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


Locy Type


As APA-220


Locy Type


As APA-220
Armed Forces Day 1950, cachet by Alex R. Hesse


Locy Type

(Br. #15249)


As APA-220


Other Information

OKANOGAN received the following awards during her Naval career - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (6) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (9) - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A county in northern Washington, bordering on Canada



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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