LST 178

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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-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid February 6 1943 - Launched May 23 1943

  1. USS LST-178
  2. Commissioned June 21 1943 - Decommissioned December 24 1944

  3. HM LST-178
  4. Transferred to Great Britain December 24 1944
    Damaged by two explosions February 24 1945
    Declared a total loss and towed to Egypt
    Decommissioned May 28 1945

  5. AKA
  6. Handed over to Egypt November 1946 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register January 22 1947
    Sunk November 1 1956 by British air strike during the Suez crisis
    Refloated February 1957, beached and abandoned


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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett lst178 19430723.JPG
JonBurdett lst178 19430723 cc.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use
Posted from another ship or station...Ship had no post office


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory 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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