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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.

    LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium
    Keel Laid June 3 1944 - Launched June 27 1944

  1. USS LSM-161
    Commissioned August 16 1944 - Decommissioned June 8 1946
    Recommissioned September 6 1950

    Named October 14 1959 - Decommissioned April 19 1965

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1965
    Sold August 14 1972 to Tien Hsin Hong 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. USS Kodiak LSM-161 Covers Page 1    (1959-60)



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






Other Information

LSM-161 earned two Battle Stars for Korean War service
* Second Korean Winter
April 16-30 1952
* Korean Defense, Summer-Fall 1952
May 1 1952
July 6-18 1952
August 20 to September 4 1952

USS KODIAK earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A town on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name KODIAK - USS Kodiak LSM-161 and USS Kodiak YF-866.



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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