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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-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid February 17 1943 - Launched May 22 1943

  1. USS LST-32
    Commissioned July 12 1943 - Decommissioned July 1946
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned March 7 1951

    Named July 1 1955

    Reclassified Advance Aviation Base Ship (AVB) September 28 1957
    Decommissioned June 25 1962

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1962

  4. NMM ANTEO A-5306 (Italian Naval Service)
    Sold to Italy November 20 1962 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     (1962)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

Post Office Established 1959 - Disestablished June 15 1962


Locy Type




Locy Type




Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+u) June 15, 1962


Last Day Postal Service


Other Information

LST-32 earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Convoy UGS-36
April 1 1944
* Invasion of southern France
August 15 to September 21 1944

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - A county in California



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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