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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 Amphibious Attack Transport
    Keel Laid August 19 1944 - Launched October 25 1944

    Commissioned November 15 1944 - Decommissioned June 30 1949
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned January 5 1952 - Decommissioned April 5 1967
    Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1976
    Disposed of February 19 1982
    Fate unknown

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     (1945-52)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning November 15 1944 to June 30 1949


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Mark from back of cover


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USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-44


The canceler was missing any date, so a handstamped date was added to the cover.

2nd Commissioning January 5 1952 to April 5 1967


Locy Type


First Day Postal Service


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


Cachet by Michael Brock


Other Information

USS RENVILLE earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ with Asia clasp, the National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 bronze stars, the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, Armed Forces Service Medal w/ 2 bronze stars, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Battle stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Minnesota and North Dakota



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.


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