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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.

    Paul Revere Class Amphibious Transport
    Keel Laid May 15 1952 as Maritime Administration type (C4-S-1A) hull
    Launched April 11 1953 as DIAMOND MARINER
    Acquired by U.S. Navy September 14 1956

    Commissioned October 9 1958

    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned January 1 1980

    Struck from Naval Register January 1 1980

  3. SPS CASTILLIA L-21 (Spanish Naval Service)
    Sold to Spain January 17 1980 and renamed
    Retired by Spanish Navy June 6 1998

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. USS Paul Revere LPA/APA-248 Covers Page 1    (1970-77)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


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


As APA-248
Ship's cachet


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


As LPA-248
USCS Postmark Catalog lists as Type 2t(nu)...Hyphen is clearly present


Locy Type
2t(nu) (LPA,USS)


As LPA-248


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


As LPA-248


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


As LPA-248
Postmark digitally enhanced for viewing, Cachet by Herbert C. Gordon. Contributed by Tom Kean.


Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)


As LPA-248


Other Information

PAUL REVERE received the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (7) - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

NAMESAKE - Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere, Massachusetts Militia (January 1 1735 - May 10 1818).
Goldsmith, Patriot and Civic leader before, during, and after the Revolutionary War.



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