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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-1156 Terrebonne Parish Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 2 1952 - Launched July 2 1953

  1. USS LST-1159
    Commissioned September 12 1953

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned January 5 1972

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1976

  3. CONDE DEL VENADITO L-13 (Spanish Naval Service)
    Transferred May 1 1978 to Spain and renamed

    Struck from the Spanish Naval list 1990
    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)



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


JohnGermann Tom Green County LST1159 19710513 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Tom Green County LST1159 19710513 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

TOM GREEN COUNTY earned twelve campaign stars (only ten are documented) for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (5) - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Personnel Awards...
Purple Heart: (3 KIA - FN Stephen C. Sharp, November 29 1968; CSSN Raymond J. Krekelberg, January 21 1969; CS2 Ray L. Sharp, Ridgeway, January 21 1969)

NAMESAKE - A county in Texas



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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