PONDERA APA 191

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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 April 28 1944 - Launched July 27 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 27 1944

  1. USS PONDERA APA-191
    Commissioned September 24 1944 - Decommissioned June 6 1946
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group

    Struck from Naval Register June 19 1946
    Sold 1974 for scrap

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     (1944-46)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2z

1946-04-23
to
1946-04-24

JonBurdett pondera apa191 19460423 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pondera apa191 19460423.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1944-11-24
to
1944-11-28

JonBurdett pondera apa191 19441124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pondera apa191 19441124.jpg

Mark from back of cover

 

Other Information

PONDERA earned one battle star for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

NAMESAKE - A county in Montana

 


 

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