KING COUNTY AG 157

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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 19 1944 - Launched December 6 1944

  1. USS LST-857
    Commissioned December 29 1944

  2. USS KING COUNTY LST-857
    Named July 1 1955
    Converted to Experimental Guided Missile Test Ship 1957

  3. USS KING COUNTY AG-157
    Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) May 17 1958
    Decommissioned July 8 1960

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Sold April 25 1961 for scrap

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)

 

Postmarks

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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USPO Machine Postmark
Vallejo, CA

1958-10-30

JohnGermann King County LST857 19581030 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.

 

Other Information

USS LST-857 earned 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 Korean Service Medal w/ 7 Battle stars, the United Nations Korean Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Texas and Washington.

 


 

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