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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 27 1944 - Launched October 7 1944

  1. USS LST-887
    Commissioned November 7 1944 - Decommissioned July 23 1946
    Recommissioned November 3 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned March 22 1960

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1960

  3. TANDJUNG NUSANIVE LST-1 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Sold to Indonesia November 1 1960 and renamed
    Deleted from the Indonesian Naval Register 1974

    Fate unknown
LST887 Crest.jpg

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

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

2nd Commissioning November 3 1950 to March 22 1960


Locy Type

(Br. #13766)
Yokohama Japan


GregCiesielski LawrenceCounty LST887 19570328 1 Front.jpg

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Sailor Mail.


Locy Type


GregCiesielski LawrenceCounty LST887 19570818 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Sailor Mail.


Other Information

LST-887 earned one battle star for World War II service and three for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Counties in 11 states



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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