ZEILIN APA 3

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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.

    Harris Class Transport
    Built 1918
    Completed May 16 1921 as Passenger-Cargo Liner SILVER STATE
    Renamed PRESIDENT JACKSON June 23 1922
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 17 1940 and renamed

  1. USS ZEILIN AP-9
    Commissioned Transport (AP) January 3 1942

  2. USS ZEILIN APA-3
    Redesignated Attak Transport (APA) November 26 1942
    Decommissioned April 19 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 5 1946
    Transferred July 3 1946 to Maritime Administration for disposal

    Sold May 4 1948 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1942-46)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

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Locy Type
FDPS 3

1942-01-03

GregCiesielski Zeilin AP9 19420103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zeilin AP9 19420103 1 Front.jpg

As AP-9
First Day of Postal Service, cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1946-02-13

GregCiesielski Zeilin AP9 19460213 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zeilin AP9 19460213 1 Front.jpg

As APA-3
Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
3z (BBT)

1943-03

JonBurdett zeilin apa3 194303 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zeilin apa3 194303.jpg

As APA-3
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9v (LDPS)

1946-03-27

Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 front.jpg

As APA-3
Unlisted as LDPS


 

Locy Type
9vz (LDPS)

1946-03-27

Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 front.jpg

As APA-3
Unlisted as LDPS


 

Locy Type
9efw (LDPS)

1946-03-27

Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 pm4.jpg
Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 front.jpg

As APA-3
Unlisted as LDPS


 

Locy Type
LDPS 3

1946-03-27

GregCiesielski Zeilin APA3 19460327 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zeilin APA3 19460327 1 Front.jpg

As APA-3
Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
LDPS 3

1946-03-27

Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Zeilin APA 3 19460327 1 front.jpg

As APA-3

 

Other Information

ZEILIN earned 8 battle stars for WWII service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (8 stars) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - Jacob Zeilin USMC (July 16 1806 - November 18 1880)
Zeilin entered the Marine Corps as a 2d Lieutenant on October 1 1831 after several years of study at the Military Academy at West Point. By 1836, he reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Between 1845 and 1848, Lt. Zeilin cruised in USS COLUMBUS and USS CONGRESS. During the Mexican War, he commanded the Marine detachment embarked in USS CONGRESS, which ship was attached to Commodore Robert F. Stockton's force. He took part in the conquest of California and was brevetted to the rank of Major for gallantry during the action at the San Gabriel River crossing on January 9 1847. Later, he took part in the capture of Los Angeles and in the Battle of La Mesa. In 1847, Zeilin served as Military Commandant at San Diego and, in September, served with the forces that captured Guaymas and those that met the enemy at San Jose on the 30th. For the remainder of the war, Mazatlan was his center of activity, and he fought in several skirmishes with the Mexicans in that area.
After the Mexican War, Zeilin served with the Marine detachment on USS MISSISSIPPI in which ship he cruised to Japan with Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition. Following that duty, various assignments ashore occupied his time until the outbreak of the Civil War. On July 21 1861, Zeilin commanded a company of Marines during the First Battle of Manassas and received a slight wound. Later, he went to sea again, serving with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron under Rear Admiral Dahlgren. In 1864, Zeilin assumed command of the Marine Barracks at Portsmouth, N.H. That June, he was appointed Commandant of the Marine Corps in the rank of Colonel. In 1874, Zeilin became the Marine Corps' first general officer when he was prompted to Brigadier General. Brigadier General Zeilin retired from the Marine Corps on November 1 1876. After the Civil War, BGen Zeilin officially approved of the design of the "Eagle, Globe, and Anchor," as the emblem for the Marine Corps. He died November 18 1880 at Washington, D.C.

Two ships in the US Navy have been named ZEILIN - USS Zeilin DD-313 and USS Zeilin APA-3.

 


 

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