PONTUS AGP 20

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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.

    LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid July 13 1942 - Launched March 2 1943

  1. USS LST-201
    Placed in Ferry Commission March 24 1943
    Commissioned (Full) April 2 1943

  2. USS PONTUS AGP-20
    Redesignated Motor Torpedo Boat Tender (AGP) and named August 15 1944
    Decommissioned April 2 1946

    Struck from Naval Register May 1 1946
    Transferred November 26 1947 to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Fate unknown

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1943-46)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
2z*

1943-10-11

GregCiesielski LST 201 19431011 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST 201 19431011 1 Front.jpg

As LST-201
Censored Sailor's Mail
Posted from another ship or shore station - LST-201 had no post office



 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15694)

1946-01-04

JonBurdett pontus agp20 19460104 pm.jpg
JonBurdett pontus agp20 19460104.jpg

As PONTUS AGP-20


 

Locy Type
Fz

USCS Catalog
Illustration
P-39

1945-04-12

GregCiesielski Pontus AGP20 19450412 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontus AGP20 19450412 1 Front.jpg

As PONTUS AGP-20
Censored Sailor's Mail


 

Return
Address

1945-04-12

GregCiesielski Pontus AGP20 19450412 1 RetAdd.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontus AGP20 19450412 1 Front.jpg

As PONTUS AGP-20
Close-up view of the sender's return address.

 

Other Information

LST-201 earned 3 battle stars during World War II

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - A Latin form of Pontos, a Greek god of the sea

 


 

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