LST 510

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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
    Keel Laid September 27 1943 - Launched November 30 1943

  1. USS LST-510
    Commissioned January 31 1944 - Decommissioned July 1 1946
    Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Named BUNCOMBE COUNTY July 1 1955, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1958

  2. VIRGINIA BEACH (Commercial Service)
    Sold 1960-61 to Chesapeake Bay Ferry District Norfolk, VA and renamed

    Sold in 1964-65 to Delaware River and Bay Authority and renamed
    Purchased 1983 by Cross Sound Ferry Services Inc. New London, CT

    Operating as Ferry between New London, CT. and Orient Point on Long Island, NY

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     (1944)



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


Locy Type


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Other Information

LST-510 received one battle star for World War II service
* Invasion of Normandy June 6-25 1944

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - 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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