LST 45

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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
    Laid down June 27 1943 - Launched August 31 1943

  1. USS LST-45
    Commissioned October 15 1943 - Decommissioned November 30 1948

    Struck from Naval Register December 22 1948
    Sold February 25 1949 to the Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA
    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     (1943-44)



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.
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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LST-45 earned four battle stars for World War II service
* Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls January 31 to February 8 1944
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan June 15 to August 10 1944
* Tinian capture and occupation July 24 to August 10 1944
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto (Okinawa and Ie Shima) March 26 to June 30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



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