Below are samples of naval
post cards published by Altantic Fleet Sales. The caption below each image denotes the descriptive
text written on the reverse side of each post card.
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) ACU-4
The LCAC is a high speed, exceptionally maneuverable,
fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a 60 ton payload.
LCACs operate from well deck equipped amphibous assualt ships. Assault
Craft Unit (ACU) 4 is homeported at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek,
USS TORTUGA (LSD-46) DOCK LANDING SHIP
Commissioned on 17 November 1990, USS TORTUGA
is the latest development in transporting and landing Marine troops in
amphibious operations, using helicopters and landing craft.
U.S.S. KAUFFMAN (FFG-59)
A guided missile frigate designed to screen
units of the fleet from air, surface, and undersea attacks.
U.S.S. RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG-60) GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE
USS CARON (DD-970)
Commissioned on 1 October 1977, USS CARON is a highly
versatile multimission destroyer capable of operating independently or
in company with amphibious or carrier task forces. Named in honor
of Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne M. Caron who was killed in Vietnam
while continuing to treat the wounded although wounded himself, and was
posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
U.S.S. SAGINAW (LST-1188)
A Tank Landing Ship of the United States Navy's Amphibious
Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
U.S.S. THOMAS C. HART (FF-1092)
A Knox class frigate commissioned on July 28, 1973.
Named in honor of Admiral Thomas C. Hart, USN, whose distinguished career
spanned 52 years and three major wars and was followed by service as United
U.S.S. HAYLOR (DD-997)
The last of the thirty-one SRRUANCE class multi-mission
destroyers, USS HAYLER was commissioned on 5 March 1983. Named in
honor of the late Vice Adm. Robert Ward Hayler, a highly decorated Pacific
cruiser commander in W W I I.
U.S.S McCANDLESS (FF-1084)
A Knox class frigate built by Avondale Shipyards,
Inc. Westwego, La., and commissioned on 18 March 1972