SHREVEPORT LPD 12

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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.

    Cleveland Class Amphibious Transport Dock
    Keel Laid December 27 1965 - Launched October 22 1966

  1. USS SHREVEPORT LPD-12
    Commissioned December 12 1970 - Decommissioned September 26 2007

    Struck from Naval Register September 26 2007
    Laid up at Inactive Ships Philadelphia, PA awaiting disposal
Shreveport LPD12 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Shreveport LPD-12 Covers Page 1    (1970-2007)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2(n+) (USS)

1970-12-12

JonBurdett shreveport lpd12 19701212 pm.jpg
JonBurdett shreveport lpd12 19701212.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1975-07-01

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19750701 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19750701 1 Front.jpg

Decommission of USS Noxubee AOG-56, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

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

1982-11-27

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19821127 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19821127 1 Front.jpg

On Guard Duty in Beirut, cachet by the USS Oregon Chapter No. 79, USCS


 

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

1990-03-08

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19900308 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19900308 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request, cachet by Charles B. Hall


 

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

2007-09-26

Ebert Shreveport LPD 12 20070926 1 pm1.jpg
Ebert Shreveport LPD 12 20070926 1 front.jpg

Notes: Contributed by Douglas Ebert.


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

(1979)

1992-07-28

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19920728 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Papago ATF160 19920728 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning of USS Papago ATF-160


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

(1998)

1999-04-15

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19990415 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 19990415 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request, cachet by Charles B. Hall


 

Locy Type
12-1(n+) (USS)

2005-11-07

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20051107 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20051107 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week New York
Traditional Memorial
Day Station"

Staten Island, NY 10301

2001-05-30

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20010530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20010530 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week 2001. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"USPS Celebrates
Fleet Week Station"

New York, NY

2003-05-24

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20030524 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20030524 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week 2003. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Last Day In
Commission Station"

Norfolk, VA

2007-09-26

GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20070926 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Shreveport LPD12 20070926 1 Front.jpg

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

 

Other Information

USS SHREVEPORT earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (4 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (6 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 awards), the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) during her Naval career.

Namesake - Named for the city of Shreveport, LA.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Bertha Latane Jackson, wife of Vice Admiral Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name SHREVEPORT - USS Shreveport PF-23 and USS Shreveport LPD-12.

 


 

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