POINSETT AK 205
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.
Keel Laid 6 November 1943 at Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched 22 May 1944
Acquired by the US Navy 22 January 1945
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- USS Poinsett AK-205 Covers Page 1 (DATE RANGE)
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Mail from the US Navy crew preparing the ship for Naval acceptance. The ship had no postal facilities.
USS POINSETT earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - Named for a county in Arkansas.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Robert L. Rote
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