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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 November 13 1944 - Launched January 5 1945

  1. USS LST-1081
    Commissioned June 30 1945 - Decommissioned July 30 1946
    Recommissioned August 7 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 12 1956

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1958
    Sold June 1960 to Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. for commercial service

    Renamed 1972

    Sold 1977 and renamed

    Sold (Date unknown) to Mareantes Armadora SA, Panama and renamed

    Fate unknown
PimaCounty LST1081 Crest.jpg

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

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

2nd Commissioning August 7 1950 to December 12 1956


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

Norfolk VA


GregCiesielski PimaCounty LST1081 19551102 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Serviced by Ray Milling


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in south central Arizona.



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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