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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 September 8 1944 - Launched November 10 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 11 1944

  1. USS PITT APA-223
    Commissioned December 11 1944 - Decommissioned April 9 1947
    Struck from Naval Register April 23 1947
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) August 14 1968, While in reserve

    Fate unknown

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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. Covers Page 1     (1945-47)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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


JonBurdett pitt apa223 19460502 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pitt apa223 19460502.jpg



Locy Type P

USCS Catalog


JonBurdett pitt apa223 19450925 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pitt apa223 19450925.jpg



Locy Type
P# 15328 Branch

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-30b


JohnGermann Pitt APA223 19470110 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Pitt APA223 19470110 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type P#

USCS Catalog


GregCiesielski Pitt APA223 19470301 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pitt APA223 19470301 1 Front.jpg

The cover used is a Covercraft FDC but the FDOI was February 11 1947 so this is not a FDC.


Other Information

PITT received one battle star for her World War II service.

NAMESAKE - A county in North Carolina.



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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