CLARKE COUNTY LST 601

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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 October 21 1943 - Launched March 4 1944

  1. USS LST-601
    Commissioned March 25 1944

  2. USS CLARKE COUNTY LST-601
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned November 23 1955
    Recommissioned July 28 1966 - Decommissioned 1970

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)

  3. TELUK SALEH LST-501 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Transferred (lease) to Indonesia July 15 1970 and renamed

    Fate unknown
ClarkeCounty LST601 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)

 

Postmarks

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

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2nd Commissioning July 28 1966 to 1970



 

Locy Type
2e(n+)

USS ALSTEDE AF-48

1966-09-11

GregCiesielski ClarkeCounty LST601 19660911 1 Front.jpg

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Greetings from Norfolk, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

LST-601 received one battle star for World War II service

CLARKE COUNTY received six campaign stars plus two awards of the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (17 November 1967 to 1 December 1967_ - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) -American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (4) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Counties in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, and Virginia

 


 

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