POCONO LCC 16

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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.

    Adirondack Class Amphibious Force Flagship
    Keel Laid November 30 1944 - Launched January 25 1945
    Acquired by the US Navy February 15 1945

  1. USS POCONO AGC-16
    Commissioned December 29 1945 - Decommissioned June 19 1949
    Recommissioned August 18 1951

  2. USS POCONO LCC-16
    Reclassified Amphibious Command Ship (LCC) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned September 16 1971

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1976
    Sold December 9 1981 for scrap
Pocono LCC16 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. AGC-16 Page 1    (1946-67)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

Post Office Established November 10 1945 - Disestablished May 15 1949


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2(n)

1945-12-29

JohnGermann Pocono AGC16 19451229 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Pocono AGC16 19451229 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-08-20

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19460820r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19460820.jpg

As AGC-16


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1946-08-20

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19460820r-1 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19460820.jpg

As AGC-16


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n) May 15, 1949

1949-05-15

JonBurdett pocono lcc16 19490515r pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono lcc16 19490515.jpg

As AGC-16
Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Post Office Reestablished August 13 1951 - Disestablished June 3 1971


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2r Aug 24, 1951

1951-08-24

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19510824 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19510824.jpg

As AGC-16
First Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2r 1951-53

1952-01-25

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19520125 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19520125.jpg

As AGC-16


 

Locy Type
2r 1954-56

1954-12-14

GregCiesielski Pocono AGC16 19541214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocono AGC16 19541214 1 Front.jpg

As AGC-16


 

Locy Type
2r 1954-56

1955-10-03

GregCiesielski Pocono AGC16 19551003 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocono AGC16 19551003 1 Front.jpg

As AGC-16
Special Delivery & Air Mail usage.


 

Locy Type
2r 1956

1955-03-12

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19550312 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19550312.jpg

As AGC-16


 

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

1967-03-05

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19670305 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19670305.jpg

As AGC-16


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (LCC,USS)

1968-11-16

GregCiesielski Pocono LCC16 19681116 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pocono LCC16 19681116 1 Front.jpg

As AGC-16
Greetings & Designation Change, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
9efu 1956

1955-03-12

JonBurdett pocono agc16 19550312 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett pocono agc16 19550312.jpg

As AGC-16

 

Other Information

USS POCONO received the following awards during her Naval career: American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal (6) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3).

NAMESAKE - A range of mountains in eastern Pennsylvania.

 


 

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