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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 Amphibious Transport
    Keel Laid September 1 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched November 5 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 12 1944

    Commissioned Attack Transport (APA) December 12 1944

    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned September 1 1976

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1976
    Disposed of February 1 1980

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. Pickaway Covers Page 1    (1945-69)



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

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-24


As APA-222


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


As LPA-222
USCS Postmark Catalog lists as Type 2t(nu)...Hyphen clearly visible


Locy Type


As APA-222
Censored wartime (WWII) use


Other Information

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

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - China Service Medal - 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 (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (4) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (6) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in Ohio.



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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