PORTLAND LSD 37

From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Anchorage Class Dock Landing Ship
    Keel Laid 21 September 1967 - Launched 5 May 1968

  1. USS PORTLAND LSD-37
    Commissioned 3 October 1970 - Decommissioned 4 August 2003

    Struck from Naval Register 8 March 2004
    Sunk as target 25 April 2004
PORTLAND LSD37 Crest.jpg

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. USS Portland LSD-37 Covers Page 1    (1969-98)

 

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
---
Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n)(USS)

1970-10-03

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19701003r pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19701003.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1976-02-07

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760207 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760207.jpg

Note:


 

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

(1976)

1976-08-26

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760826 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760826.jpg

Ships cachet


 

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

(1988)

1990-02-14

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19900214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19900214.jpg

Ships cachet


 

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

(1995)

1998-10-29

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19981029 pm.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19981029.jpg

Note:


 

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

(2001)

2001-07-02

GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20010702 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20010702 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu) (USS)

1976-02-07

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760207 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760207.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1976-08-26

JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760826 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett portland lsd37 19760826.jpg

Ships cachet


 

Locy Type
9-2t(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09582)

(2001)

2001-07-02

GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20010702 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20010702 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
LDC F

2003-08-04

GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20030804 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20030804 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Decommissioning
Station"

Norfolk, VA

2003-08-04

GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20030804 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Portland LSD37 20030804 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS PORTLAND earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3 awards), the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal (2 awards), the US Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for cities in Oregon and Maine.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Emily Chapman, wife of General Leonard F. Chapman Jr., the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

 


 

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.

 


Copyright 2021 Naval Cover Museum