WASP LHD 1

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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.

    Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose)
    Keel Laid 30 May 1985 - Launched 4 August 1987

  1. USS WASP LHD 1
  2. Commissioned 29 July 1989
Wasp LHD1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Wasp LHD-1 Covers Page 1    (1989-2018)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-48

1989-07-29

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19890729-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19890729-1.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

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

1989-07-29

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19890729 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19890729.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

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

1991-06-12

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19910612 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19910612.jpg

Official Business


 

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

1993-07-03

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19930703 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19930703.jpg

Note:


 

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

1998-07-04

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19980704r pm.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19980704.JPG

Independence Day, cachet by Gary Rogak


 

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

1994-06-24

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19940624 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19940624 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

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

1998-07-04

JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19980704r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett wasp lhd1 19980704.JPG

Independence Day, cachet by Gary Rogak


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09556-1660)

2006-08-09

Ebert Wasp LHD 1 20060809 1 pm1.jpg
Ebert Wasp LHD 1 20060809 1 front.jpg

Cachet by Douglas Ebert


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09556)

2014-07-29

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20140729 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20140729 1 Front.jpg

Cacheted, 25th Anniversary.


 

Locy Type
11-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09556)

(REC'D used in
YEAR space)

(2014)-02-26

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20140226 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20140226 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Phil Edwards (The Cover Monster). From the Rich Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type
11-2 (USS,
FPO AP 96692)

2018-05-17

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20180517 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20180517 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Thad Kaczkowski.


 

Locy Type
11-2 (USS,
FPO AE 09514)

2021-04-08

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20210408 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20210408 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Michael Brock.


 

Locy Type
12-2c(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09556-1660)

2002-06-25

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20020625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20020625 1 Front.jpg

From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
12-2(n+) (USS,
FPO AE 09556)

2012-05-23

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120523 3 Front.jpg

Ships Cachet, Fleet Week Station / OpSail 2012 / War of 1812 Celebration.


 

Locy Type
12-2 (USS,
FPO AP 96692)

2018-05-17

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20180517 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20180517 2 Back.jpg

Backside of the cover by Thad Kaczkowski.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-04-23

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20080423 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20080423 1 Postmark.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, serviced by Walt Skuza


 

Locy Type F

2012-05-23

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120523 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120523 3 Front.jpg

Ships Cachet, Fleet Week Station / OpSail 2012 / War of 1812 Celebration.




 

Locy Type
11-2(n+)
(USS, FPO AE
09556-1660)

2012-04-27

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 20120427 1 Front.jpg

Broward Navy Day 2012, Ft. Lauderdale FL. Cachet by Rich Hoffner.
Postmark device is obviously in need of replacement.



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week NY
96 Station"

Staten Island, NY

1996-05-25

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19960525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19960525 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week NY
'97 Sta."

Staten Island, NY

1997-05-22

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19970522 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19970522 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cacheted, from the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Fleet Week NY
99 Station"

Staten Island, NY

1999-05-22

GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19990522 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wasp LHD1 19990522 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS WASP has earned the following awards as of 2012 - Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - Named after the stinging insect.

Ten ships of the US Navy have borne the name WASP - USS Wasp (Schooner 1775), USS Wasp (Sloop 1807), USS Wasp (Schooner 1812), USS Wasp (Sloop 1813), USS Wasp (Sloop-of-War 1814), USS Wasp (Sidewheel Steamer 1865), USS Wasp (Steam Yacht 1898), USS Wasp CV-7, USS Wasp CV-18 and USS Wasp LHD-1.

 


 

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