SPIEGEL GROVE LSD 32

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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.

    Thomaston Class Dock Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 7 1954 - Launched November 10 1955

  1. USS SPIEGEL GROVE LSD-32
    Commissioned June 8 1956 - Decommissioned October 2 1989

    Struck from the Naval Register December 13 1989
    Title transferred to FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission June 13 2001
    Sunk as an artificial reef May 17 2002 six miles off the Florida Keys
SpiegelGrove LSD32 Crest.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. Covers Page 1     (1956-89)

 

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

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


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1956-07-07

JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19560707 pm.jpg
JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19560707.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1971-02-09

GregCiesielski SpiegelGrove LSD32 19710229 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SpiegelGrove LSD32 19710229 1 Front.jpg

Apollo 14, cachet provided by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1964-11-04

GregCiesielski SpiegelGrove LSD32 19641104 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SpiegelGrove LSD32 19641104 1 Front.jpg

Marine's Mail


 

Locy Type
2tn+ (USS)

1973-09-10

JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19730910 pm.jpg
JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19730910.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9fu

1956-07-07

JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19560707 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19560707.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1 (n+u)

1989-10-02

JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19891002 pm.jpg
JonBurdett spiegelgrove lsd32 19891002.jpg

Last Day in Commission

 

Other Information

SPIEGEL GROVE earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, three (3) Navy Battle "E" Ribbons, four (4) Navy Expeditionary Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, six (6) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals and the Humanitarian Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - The home and estate in Fremont, Ohio, of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States.

 


 

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