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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-1179 Newport Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid February 24 1968 - Launched November 23 1968

  1. USS PEORIA LST-1183
    Commissioned February 21 1970 - Decommissioned January 28 1994
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor Group

    Struck from Naval Register November 6 2002
    Sunk as target July 12 2004 during RIMPAC 2004

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     (1970-88)



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
FDC 2(n+)


JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19700221r pm.jpg
JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19700221.JPG

First Day in Commission


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19740917 pm.jpg
JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19740917.jpg



Locy Type
2-1n (USS,USN)


JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19881122r pm.jpg
JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19881122.JPG



Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19881122r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett peoria lst1183 19881122.JPG



Other Information

PEORIA earned 2 campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Op. Eagle Pull, 1-Op. Frequent Wind) - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Eagle Pull, 1-Frequent Wind, 1-Typhoon Pamela) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

NAMESAKE - The city of Peoria, Illinois



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