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#1 disneydave

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:44 AM

From my collection, the original insignia art for the USS Kenton, APA-122, an attack transport that saw action in the South Pacific.

The Kenton was named after a county in Kentucky. She was commissioned in November 1944 and during the war participated in the invasion of Okinawa. The Kenton also participated in Operation Magic Carpet, the repatriation of service personnel to the United States from various locations in the South Pacific, after Japan's surrender.

According to my database, this design was created by Disney artist Hank Porter in the fall of 1944.

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#2 ridge004

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:46 AM

Great to see this. My late father-in-law was the communications officer on the Kenton.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:25 AM

Ridge004 - do you ever recall seeing anything this design was produced on? For example, a matchbook cover, stationary, mailing envelope, postcard, patch, ship newsletter or menu, print sold or given away to crew, etc?

 

I always like to know what, if anything, the designs were reproduced on.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:38 AM

Sorry, but no. There is a cruise book available for the Kenton. Can order online.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:16 AM

I love that illustration!

 

My gramps was on  one of the Kenton's sister ships, Haskell class APA-160, the USS Deuel.




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