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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
    Keel Laid 20 July 1942 - Launched 7 September 1942
    Placed in reduced commissioned status for transit to her fitting out yard 5 December 1942

  1. USS LST-1
  2. Commissioned 14 December 1942 - Decommissioned 21 May 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 19 June 1946
    Sold 5 December 1947 for scrap
LST 1 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. USS LST-1 Covers Page 1     (1944)



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

"U.S.S. /
LST 1,"


GregCiesielski LST1 19430307 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST1 19430307 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service. From the Phil Schreiber collection.


Locy Type 2z


JonBurdett lst1 19440725 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst1 19440725.jpg

Censored, WWII use


Locy Type
3z (BBB)

"U.S.S. /
LST 1,"


GregCiesielski LST1 19440512 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST1 19440512 1 Front.jpg

Official Business. From the Phil Schreiber collection.


Locy Type
3z (BBB)


JonBurdett lst1 19441103 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst1 19441103.jpg

Censored, WWII use


Locy Type SL2b+

c 1946

GregCiesielski LST1 1946 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST1 1946 1 Front.jpg

Serviced by Tazewell G. Nicholson. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


Locy Type SLK3b+

c 1946

GregCiesielski LST1 1946 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST1 1946 2 Front.jpg

From the Jon Howard collection. Even though the first line is unreadable, it is being shown in the hopes that another one will show up that will show the first line of text.


Other Information

USS LST-1 earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 4 four Battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen.



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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