LST 171

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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 October 20 1942 - Launched February 28 1943

  1. USS LST-171
    Commissioned June 4 1943 - Decommissioned May 21 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 3 1946
    Sold September 26 1947 to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for scrap

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     (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
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Cover Image






Other Information

LST-171 earned seven battle stars for World War II service
* Eastern New Guinea operation
Saidor occupation, January 2-11 and February 4-7 1944
* Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 26-28 1943
January 22-25
January 30 to February 2 1944
Admiralty Island landings, February 29 to March 4
March 7-11 1944
* Hollandia operation
April 21-26 and May 1-7 1944
* Western New Guinea operation
Biak Island operation, May 28 to June 9 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, July 30, August 4, 6-12 and 14-19 1944
Morotai landings, September 15 1944
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings, October 13-28 and November 12-29 1944
* Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Visayan Island landings, March 26 and April 4 1945
* Borneo operation
Tarakan Island operation, April 27 to May 5 1945
Balikpapan operation, April 27 to May 5 and June 28 to July 7 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)



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