SEATTLE AOE 3

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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.

    Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship
    Keel Laid 1 October 1965 - Launched 1 March 1968

  1. USS SEATTLE AOE-3
    Commissioned 5 April 1969 - Decommissioned 15 March 2005

    Struck from Naval Register 15 March 2005
    Contract awarded for scrapping September 2005
    Scrapping completed 26 January 2007
Seattle AOE3 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Seattle AOE-3 Covers Page 1    (1973-89)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

Post office established April 5 1969 - Disestablished 2005


 

Locy Type
FDC 9ef(n+u)

1969-04-05

JohnGermann Seattle AOE3 19690405 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Seattle AOE3 19690405 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Frederick L. Karcher


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1973-01-05

JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19730105 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19730105.jpg

Note:


 

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

1977-02-02

JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19770202 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19770202.jpg

Ships cachet


 

Locy Type
2-1n+u (D1,USS)

1984-05-25

JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19840525 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19840525.jpg

Ships cachet


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USS,USN)

1989-10-27

JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19891027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19891027.jpg

Cachet by Gary R. Rogak


 

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

1980-05-28

JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19800528 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett seattle aoe3 19800528.jpg

Ships cachet


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+)y
(USS) (USPS)

1999-12-06

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 19991206 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 19991206 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet. From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

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

2005-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 3 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by Doug Ebert


 

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

(Date added with
separate device)

2005-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 4 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by USS San Diego Chapter No. 27, USCS. From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+)y
(USS) (USPS)

(Date added with
separate device)

2005-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 5 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 4 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by USS San Diego Chapter No. 27, USCS. From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Decommissioning
Station"

Norfolk, VA

2005-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 1 Front.jpg

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


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Farewell Station"

Seattle, WA

2005-03-15

GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Seattle AOE3 20050315 2 Front.jpg

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

 

Other Information

USS SEATTLE earned the Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (4 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal (3 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4 awards), the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The largest city in Washington, Seattle is also known as a commercial and industrial seaport, as well as the terminus of the Yellowstone Trail.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name SEATTLE - USS Seattle Armored Cruiser No. 11 and USS Seattle AOE-3.

 


 

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