TELFAIR LPA 210

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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 Amphibious Attack Transport
    Keel Laid May 30 1944 - Launched August 30 1944

  1. USS TELFAIR APA-210
    Commissioned October 31 1944 - Decommissioned July 20 1946
    Recommissioned September 12 1950 - Decommissioned February 29 1958

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy August 24 1961
    Reinstated on Naval Register September 1 1961

    Recommissioned November 22 1961 - Decommissioned October 31 1968

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1968
    Redesignated to Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, While in reserve

    Sold May 26 1969 for scrap
Telfair APA210 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1945-63)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image

1st Commissioning October 31 1944 to July 20 1946


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-11-24

JonBurdett telfair apa210 19451124 pm.jpg
JonBurdett telfair apa210 19451124.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9#
15035 Branch

1946-03-21

JohnGermann Telfair APA210 19460321 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Telfair APA210 19460321 1 Front.jpg

The cancel was applied to a separate piece of paper enclosed in the cover. The "all purpose stamp" identification was provided by the mail clerk.


2nd Commissioning September 12 1950 to February 29 1958


 

Locy Type
2

1950-10-27

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19501027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19501027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day cachet by Schacht


 

Locy Type
2

1950-11-22

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19501122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19501122 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2

1951-02-14

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19510214 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19510214 1 Front.jpg

Generic US Navy cachet by Schacht


 

Locy Type
2

1951-10-30

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19511030 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19511030 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2r

1953-09-17

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19530917 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19530917 1 Front.jpg

US Navy cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
2r

1953-10-08

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19531008 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19531008 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9efu

1953-09-17

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19530917 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19530917 1 Front.jpg

US Navy cachet by George V. Sadworth


3rd Commissioning November 22 1961 to October 31 1968


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1966-01-25

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19660125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19660125 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard


 

Locy Type
2(n) (USS)

1966-01-25

GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19660125 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Telfair APA210 19660125 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu) (USS)

1963-09-21

JonBurdett telfair apa210 19630921 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett telfair apa210 19630921.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

TELFAIR earned the Combat Action Ribbon Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal (w/ 3 Battle stars), the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.
In additions to these awards, the USS TELFAIR held Five Assault Boat Awards, Three Operations Green "E's", Two Communications Green "C's", and Two Engineering Red "E's".

NAMESAKE - A county in southern central Georgia named for Edward Telfair, the second governor of that state.

 


 

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