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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 29 1944 - Launched December 9 1944

  1. USS LST-901
    Commissioned January 11 1945 - Decommissioned August 9 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Recommissioned November 30 1951

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 20 1955
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned March 5 1966 - Decommissioned December 7 1969

    Struck from Naval Register April 1 1975
    Sold January 1 1977 for scrap

  3. PETROLA 132 (Commercial Service)
    Acquired by Aphrodite Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A., Panama and renamed

    Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey 1996

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







Locy Type 7
13933 Branch

Luzon, Philippine Islands


JohnGermann Litchfield County LST901 19660927 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.

3rd Commissioning March 5 1966 to December 7 1969


Other Information

LST-901 / LITCHFIELD COUNTY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 bronze stars, the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 6 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (10 awards), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Litchfield County, Connecticut.



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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