NEW LONDON COUNTY LST 1066

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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 January 18 1945 - Launched February 21 1945

  1. USS LST-1066
    Commissioned March 20 1945 - Decommissioned March 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Named July 1 1955, While in reserve

  2. USS NEW LONDON COUNTY LST-1066
    Placed In Commission In Reserve 1963
    Commissioned (Full) December 21 1965 - Decommissioned February 27 1967
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

  3. USNS NEW LONDON COUNTY T-LST-1066 (Korean crew)
    Placed In Service 1967 - Out of Service (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register June 10 1973

  4. BACH COMANDANTE HEMMERDINGER LST-88 (Chilean Naval Service)
    Sold to Chile August 1973 and renamed
    Out of Chilean service October 14 1983

  5. MAQUISERV (Commercial Service)
    Sold January 19 1984 and renamed

    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     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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



2nd Commissioning December 21 1965 to February 27 1967


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)

1966-12-02

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Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1966-12-02

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Other Information

NEW LONDON COUNTY earned 2 campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3-Dominican Republic) - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - New London County, Connecticut

 


 

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