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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 September 29 1944 - Launched November 8 1944

  1. USS LST-824
    Commissioned November 30 1944 - Decommissioned May 15 1946

    Named July 1 1955
    Recommissioned September 5 1959 - Decommissioned (date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register April 11 1975

  3. KD SRI BANGGI A-1501
    Transferred to Malaysia October 1 1976 & renamed
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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     (1959-69)



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






Other Information

LST-813 earned one Battle Star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 17 to June 29 1945

HENRY COUNTY earned four Campaign Stars for Vietnam War service
* Vietnam Defense
September 10 to November 10 1965
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive
February 25-26 1966
March 15 to April 21 1966
12-16 and 20-30 June 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
July 16-31 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
November 13-14 1967
December 30 1967 to January 20 1968

USS HENRY COUNTY/LST-824 earned the Combat Action Ribbon (2 awards), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star), the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 4 Campaign stars), the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (3 awards) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.

There has been two ships of the US Navy named HENRY COUNTY - USS HENRY COUNTY IX-34 and USS HENRY COUNTY LST-824.



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