SAN DIEGO AFS 6

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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.

    Mars Class Combat Stores Ship
    Keel Laid March 11 1967 - Launched April 13 1968

  1. USS SAN DIEGO AFS-6
    Commissioned May 24 1969 - Decommissioned August 11 1993
    Assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC)

  2. USNS SAN DIEGO T-AFS-6
    Placed In Service August 11 1993 - Out of Service December 10 1997
    Laid up at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA

    Struck from Naval Register September 8 2003
    Scrapping contract awarded to ESCO, Brownsville, TX April 9 2006
SAN DIEGO AFS PATCH.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 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. USS San Diego AFS-6 Covers Page 1     (1971-93)

 

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
FDC 2-1n

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-84

1969-05-24

GregCiesielski SanDiego AFS6 19690524 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SanDiego AFS6 19690524 1 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission.


 

Locy Type
2-1n

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-84

1971-08-02

JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19710806 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19710806.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1984-07-02

JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19840702 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19840702.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1n+

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-84a

1992-07-04

JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19920704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19920704.jpg

Rogak Cachet


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1n+

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-84a

1993-08-11

JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19930811 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sandiego afs6 19930811.jpg

Last Day in Commission

 

Other Information

USS SAN DIEGO earned a Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ one bronze star, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal w/ one bronze star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of San Diego, California.

Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name SAN DIEGO - USS San Diego CA-6, USS San Diego CL-53, USS San Diego AFS-6 and USS San Diego LPD-22.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Frank Curran.

 


 

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