DE KALB COUNTY T-LST 715

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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 June 7 1944 - Launched July 20 1944

  1. USS LST-715
    Commissioned August 15 1944 - Decommissioned April 17 1946
    Transferred to U.S. Army June 28 1946

  2. USAT LST-715
    Commissioned June 29 1946

    Struck from Naval Register September 29 1947
    Decommissioned by U.S. Army 1950
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy July 25 1950
    Reinstated on Naval Register August 10 1950

  3. USS LST-715
    Recommissioned August 30 1950

  4. USS DE KALB COUNTY LST-715
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned (Date unknown)
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) December 1965

  5. USNS DE KALB COUNTY T-LST-715
    Placed In Service December 1965 - Out of Service November 1 1973

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1973
    Sold April 30 1984 for scrap

Naval Covers

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Postmarks

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Long Beach CA

1957-07-24

GregCiesielski DeKalbCounty LST715 19570724 1 Front.jpg

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No postal facilities onboard.

 

Other Information

LST-715 earned two battle stars for World War II service and six battle stars for Korean War Service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima operation) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (6) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Counties in six states

 


 

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