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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 27 1944 - Launched December 12 1944

  1. USS LST-846
    Commissioned January 9 1945 - Decommissioned October 14 1949
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned November 3 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 7 1955
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned June 11 1966 - Decommissioned September 25 1970

    Struck from Naval Register September 25 1970
    Sold 1971 to a mining company for service as an ore barge

    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. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Army & Airforce Postal Service Machine Postmark


JohnGermann Jennings County LST846 19670715 1 Front.jpg

Ship had no postal facilities; postmarked from ashore.


Other Information

LST-846 earned one battle star for the Korean War

JENNINGS COUNTY earned nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (5-Vietnam) - Presidential Unit Citation (2) - Navy Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1) - Vietnam Service Medal (9) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (6) United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Jennings County, Indiana



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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