TICONDEROGA CVS 14

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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.

    Essex Class Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid March 1 1943 as "HANCOCK"
    Renamed May 1 1943
    Launched February 7 1944

  1. USS TICONDEROGA CV-14
    Commissioned May 8 1944 - Decommissioned January 9 1947
    Recommissioned January 31 1952 - Decommissioned April 4 1952
    Redesignated Attack Carrier (CVA) October 1 1952

  2. USS TICONDEROGA CVA-14
    Recommissioned September 11 1954

  3. USS TICONDEROGA CVS-14
    Redesignated Anti-submarine Carrier (CVS) October 21 1969
    Decommissioned September 1 1973

    Struck from Naval Regiser November 16 1973
    Sold August 15 1974 for scrap
TICONDEROGA PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Ticonderoga Covers Page 1    (1944-72)

 

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.
 
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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
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established May 8 1944 - Disestablished May 13 1946


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

JonBurdett ticonderoga cv14 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cv14 19451027.jpg

As CV-14


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-06-20

JonBurdett ticonderoga cv14 19450620 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cv14 19450620.jpg

As CV-14
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15852)

1945-09-09

JonBurdett ticonderoga 19450909r pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga 19450909.jpg

As CV-14


Post Office Reestablished September 30 1954 - Disestablished July 31 1973


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2 Oct 12, 1954

1954-10-12

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19541012 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19541012 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-14
Columbus Day, Cachet Artist - Dorothy W. Knapp - Cachet Sponsor - Frank V. Kupillas


 

Locy Type
2

1955-01-29

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550129 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550129 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-14
Welcome to Norfolk Portuguese Minesweeper "NRP S. PEDRO", cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2

1955-09-21

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550921 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550921 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-14


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (CVS,USS)

1972-12-19

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19721219 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19721219 1 Front.jpg

As CVS-14
Apollo 17 Recovery Force R/S cachet provided by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (CVS,USS)

1973-06-22

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19730622 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19730622 1 Front.jpg

As CVS-14


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1963-08-16

JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19630816 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19630816.jpg

As CVA-14


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (CVS,USS)

1970-03-13

JonBurdett ticonderoga cvs14 19700313 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cvs14 19700313.jpg

As CVS-14


 

Locy Type
7dit (n+u) POW/MIA)

1972-08-17

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19720817 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVS14 19720817 1a Front.jpg

CVS-14. Add-on cachet by Stewart Milstein.


 

Locy Type
7n+ (C+)

1955-07-06

GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550706 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ticonderoga CVA14 19550706 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-14


 

Locy Type
7q(n) (USS)

1966-02-14

JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19660214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19660214.jpg

As CVA-14


 

Locy Type
9efu

1954-10-28

JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19541028 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett ticonderoga cva14 19541028.jpg

As CVA-14

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5 stars) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4) - Vietnam Service Medal (12 stars) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm) - Philippine Liberation Medal (1 star) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of John Hancock (1737-1793)
President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and the first person to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.
Six ships of the US Navy have been named HANCOCK - USS Hancock (Schooner 1775), USS Hancock (Sailing Frigate 1776), USS Hancock (Frigate 1778), USS Hancock AP-3, USS Hancock/Ticonderoga CV-14 and USS Hancock CV-19. Additionly, two ships of the US Navy have been named JOHN HANCOCK - USS John Hancock (Steamship 1850) and USS John Hancock DD-981.

NAMESAKE - Named to commemorate the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10 1775 by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.

 


 

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