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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 August 25 1944 - Launched October 3 1944

  1. USS LST-799
    Commissioned October 28 1944 - Decommissioned May 6 1946
    Recommissioned August 26 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned January 18 1960

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1960

  3. BAMBERG A-1403 (West German Naval Service)
    Transferred to West Germany and renamed
    Struck by Germany 1968
    Sold to the Netherlands 1970

    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. LST-799 Covers Page 1     (1945-55)
  2. Greer County Covers Page 1     (1955)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established October 27 1944 - Disestablished December 24 1945


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use

Post Office Reestablished March 1 1951 - Disestablished 1960


Locy Type
FDPS 2 May 24, 1951


First Day Postal Service


Locy Type




Locy Type





Locy Type




Other Information

LST-799 earned one Battle Star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 2-7 1945

Earned the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and nine Battle Stars for Korean War service
* North Korean Aggression
September 11-12 and 18 to November 2 1950
* Communist China Aggression
December 15-28 1950
* Inchon Landing
September 13-17 1950
* First UN Counter Offensive
March 22 to April 5 1951
* Communist China Spring Offensive
April 27 to May 11 1951
May 15-20 1951
June 7-19 1951
July 8 1951
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
July 9 to August 13 1951
September 27 to November 2 1951
November 26-27 1951
* Second Korean Winter
November 28 to December 28 1951
January 17 to February 22 1952
March 11 to April 14 1952
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
July 12 to August 11 1952
* Korea Summer-Fall 1953
June 4-30 1953
July 14-17 1953

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - (Okinawa, April 3 to May 8 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (9) - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Greer County, Oklahoma



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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