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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 24 July 1942 - Launched 10 October 1942

  1. USS LST-306
    Commissioned 11 December 1942 - Decommissioned 13 June 1946
    Recommissioned in Reserve 7 March 1951

    Named July 1 1955 while in reserve
    Decommissioned (Date Unknown)

    Custody transferred to MARAD 20 October 1956
    Struck from Naval Register 1 February 1959
    Sold 22 October 1959 to Ships, Inc. Miami, FL
    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. USS Bernalillo County LST-306 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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Machine Postmark

Alameda, CA


JohnGermann Bernalillo County LST306 19550817 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS LST-306 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in central New Mexico.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Caroline De Simone.



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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