SHENANDOAH AD 44

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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.

    Yellowstone Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid August 2 1980 - Launched February 6 1982

  1. USS SHENANDOAH AD-44
    Commissioned August 15 1983- Decommissioned September 13 1996

    Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal July 28 2001
Shenandoah AD44 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Shenandoah AD-44 Covers Page 1    (1982-96)

 

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.
 
>>> 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


 

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

1983-12-17

JohnGermann Shenandoah AD44 19109831217 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Shenandoah AD44 19109831217 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


 

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

1984-04-30

JonBurdett shenandoah ad44 19840430 pm.jpg
JonBurdett shenandoah ad44 19840430.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2 (L)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-93

1995-06-09

GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 19950609 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 19950609 1 Front.jpg

Note: The "U" of USS and the first "A" of SHENANDOAH is upside down. Add-on cachet by Richard F. Hoffner, from his collection.


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520256) ZIP 09551

N/A

GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 1992 1 Meter.jpg
GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 1992 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520256) ZIP 09551

1992-10-23

GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 19921023 1 Meter.jpg
GregCiesielski Shenandoah AD44 19921023 1 Front.jpg

Official Mail


 

Locy Type
LDC 2 (L)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. S-93

1996-09-13

Bunter Shenandoah AD 44 19960913 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Shenandoah AD 44 19960913 1 front.jpg

Note: The "U" of USS and the first "A" of SHENANDOAH is upside down. Decommissioning, cover by Al Banasky


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+u)

1996-09-13

Bunter Shenandoah AD 44 19960913 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Shenandoah AD 44 19960913 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Other Information

USS SHENANDOAH earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (4 awards), the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Campaign Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named after the Shenandoah River of western Virginia and West Virginia.

Five US Navy ships, including one rigid airship, and one ship of the Confederate States of America, have borne the name SHENANDOAH -
USS Shenandoah (Screw Sloop 1863), USS Shenandoah ZR-1, USS Shenandoah AD-26, USS Shenandoah AD-44 and USNS Shenandoah (T-AO-181), an oiler laid down in 1964, renamed USNS Potomac (T-AO-181) prior to completion.
CSS Shenandoah (Screw Steamer 1864).

 


 

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