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.
- LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium
- USS LSM-276
Commissioned October 16 1944 - Decommissioned September 21 1947
Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
- RVNS HAU GIANG HQ-406 (South Vietnamese Naval Service)
Transferred March 1963 to South Vietnam and renamed
Scuttled May 1975 near Ben Tre Port, South Vietnam to prevent capture
Raised February 1977 by Peoples Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Refitted for service
Keel Laid August 11 1944 - Launched September 20 1944
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This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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.
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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