DUKES COUNTY LST 735

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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 January 30 1944 - Launched March 11 1944

  1. USS LST-735
    Commissioned April 26 1944 - Decommissioned July 18 1946
    Recommissioned November 3 1950
    Assigned as Minesweeper Support Ship July 1951

  2. USS DUKES COUNTY LST-735
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned 1957

  3. CHUNG HAI LST-219 (Taiwanese Naval Service)
    Leased to The Republic of China May 1957 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1974

  4. KAO HSIUNG AGC-1
    Sold to Taiwan 1974 and renamed

    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

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  1. LST-735 Covers Page 1     (1953)
  2. USS Dukes County LST-735 Covers Page 1     (1956)

 

Postmarks

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LST-735


Post Office Established May 22 1944 - Disestablished July 16 1946


 

NO LST-735 POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

POSTMARK DATE

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Post Office Reestablished October 2 1952


 

Locy Type
2

1953-10-31

JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19531031 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19531031.jpg

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DUKES COUNTY


Post Office Disestablished 1957


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1956-05-23

JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19560523r pm.jpg
JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19560523.jpeg

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Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1956-05-23

JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19560523r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett dukescounty lst735 19560523.jpeg

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Other Information

LST-735 earned four battle stars for World War II service
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, August 5-6 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landing, January 9 1945
* Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Zambales-Subic Bay, January 29-30 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, March 25 to June 24 1945

Earned 3 Battle Stars for Korean service
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
September 16 to October 17 1952
November 10-30 1952
December 1-11 1952
December 31 1952 to January 31 1953
February 23 to March 31 1953
* Third Korean Winter
April 19-30 1953
* Korea Summer-Fall 1953
May 1-10 1953

USS LST-735 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ four battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ three battle stars, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korean War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Dukes County, Massachusetts

 


 

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