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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-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid February 7 1944 - Launched March 31 1944

  1. USS LST-692
    Commissioned May 10 1944 - Decommissioned in 1946
    Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned 1951 - Decommissioned June 1 1964

    Named July 1 1955, While in reserve
    Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

    Placed In Service June 1 1964 - Out of Service 1975

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1975

  3. BRP BENGUET LT-507 (Philippine Naval Service)
    Transferred to the Philippine Navy July 1 1976 and renamed
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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     (DATE RANGE)



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

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








US Army /
US Air Force /
Postal Service
Machine Cancel

APO 731

Ladd Air Force Base
Fairbanks, Alaska


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1957 Arctic Operation R/S cachet


Other Information

LST-692 earned one battle star for WWII service and two battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal



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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