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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.

    LST-491 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Laid down July 22 1943 - Launched December 10 1943

  1. USS LST-516
    Commissioned January 8 1944 - Decommissioned March 28 1947
    Laid up in reserve
    Named USS BURNETT COUNTY July 1 1955, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register February 18 1957

  2. BAP PAITA LT-35
    Sold October 11 1957 to Peru and renamed
    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1945)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

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.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image






Other Information

LST-516 earned one battle star for World War II service and four battle stars for Korean War service
* Invasion of Normandy June 6-25 1944
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive-November 1951
* Second Korean Winter-January and February 1952
* Third Korean Winter-December 1952, January to April 1953
* Korea Summer 1953, June to July 1953

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service (extended) - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (4) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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