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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 October 4 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
    Launched November 16 1944
    Acquired by U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission

    Commissioned December 5 1944 - Decommissioned April 30 1947

    Returned to the Maritime Commission April 30 1947
    Struck from Naval Register June 23 1947
    Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, while in reserve

    Sold February 15 1980 for scrap


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. Covers Page 1    (1944-45)



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

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

Post office established November 13 1944 - Disestablished April 23 1947


Locy Type


JonBurdett sevier apa233 19450223 pm.jpg
JonBurdett sevier apa233 19450223.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use



Locy Type
Branch 15101


JohnGermann Sevier APA223 19460626 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Sevier APA223 19460626 1 Front.jpg


Other Information

SEVIER earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, March 6-16 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 17 to June 19 1945

USS SEVIER earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Battle stars), the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Utah.



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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