SAINT CROIX LPA 231

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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 September 25 1944 as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched November 9 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 1 1944

  1. USS SAINT CROIX APA-231
    Commissioned December 1 1944 - Decommissioned April 7 1947

    Struck from Naval Register April 23 1947
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, While in reserve
    Custody returned to Maritime Administration November 15 1979

    Sold November 1979 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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


 

USPO Machine
Postmark

Vancouver WA

1944-11-09

GregCiesielski SaintCroix APA231 19441109 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski SaintCroix APA231 19441109 2 Cachet.jpg

Launching, cachet by Alfred C. Hinzpeter



 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-11-29

JonBurdett saintcroix apa231 19461129 pm.jpg
JonBurdett saintcroix apa231 19461129.jpg

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Locy Type
2z

1946-10-22

GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9#

(Br. #15060)

1946-10-22

GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type SL

1946-10-22

GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski StCroix APA231 19461022 1 Front.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

SAINT CROIX earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in Wisconsin

 


 

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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