LINCOLN COUNTY LST 898

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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 15 1944 - Launched November 25 1944

  1. USS LST-898
    Commissioned December 29 1944 - Decommissioned May 9 1946
    Transferred to U.S. Army May 25 1946

  2. USAT LST-898
    Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy May 1 1950
    Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

  3. USNS T-LST-898
    Placed In Service May 1950

  4. USS LST-898
    Recommissioned August 28 1950

  5. USS LINCOLN COUNTY LST-898
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned March 24 1961

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)

  6. HTMS CHANG LST-12 (Thai Naval Service)
    Transferred to Thailand August 3 1962 and renamed

  7. HTMS CHANG LST-712
    Redesignated (Date unknown)

    The Royal Thai Navy plans to utilize her as a firefighting training hulk

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.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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NO LST-898 / LINCOLN COUNTY POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Other Information

LST-898 received one battle star for World War II service and six battle stars 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 (6) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Counties in 24 states

 


 

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