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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-511 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 24 1943 - Launched November 28 1943

  1. USS LST-532
    Commissioned January 20 1944 - Decommissioned June 8 1955
    Named July 1 1955 While in reserve

    Commissioned May 29 1963 - Decommissioned June 30 1967
    Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

    Placed In Service 1967 - Out of Service 1973

    Struck from Naval Register June 10 1973
    Transferred to The Republic of Singapore 1973

    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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (1944-67)



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 February 15 1944 - Disestablished April 10 1945





Post Office Reestablished 1966 - Disestablished June 1967


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JohnGermann Chase County LST532 19670128 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Chase County LST532 19670128 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

LST-532 earned one Battle Star for World War II service
* Invasion of Normandy
June 6-25 1944

CHASE COUNTY earned two Campaign Stars for Vietnam service
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive
April 24-29 1966
MAY 16-21 1966
June 24-29 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
July 6-10 1966
July 29 to August 3 1966
August 17-24 1966
September 6-10 1966
September 29 to October 3 1966
October 16-20 1966
January 9-14 1967
February 10-17 1967
February 26 to March 6 1967

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Chase County, Kansas



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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