LST(H) 223

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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-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Laid down March 31 1943 - Launched August 24 1943

  1. USS LST-223
    Placed in Ferry Commission for transit to New Orleans
    Commissioned September 17 1943

  2. USS LST(H)-223
    Redesignated Landing Ship Tank, Hospital (LST(H)) September 15 1945
    Decommissioned (date unknown)
    Transferred March 13 1947 to the State Department for disposal

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)

  3. RFS RANCE L-9004 (French Naval Service)
    Transferred to France by the State Department 1951
    Decommissioned by the French Navy March 8 1961
    Scrapped (date unknown)

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. LST(H)-223 Covers Page 1     (1946)



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

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Other Information

LST-223 earned three battle stars for World War II service
* Marshall Islands operation
Capture and occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls January 31 to February 8 1944
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings October 20 and November 19-29 1944
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan June 15-24 1944

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)



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