LST 276

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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 May 10 1943 - Launched August 29 1943

  1. USS LST-276
  2. Commissioned October 11 1943

  3. USS LST(H)-276
  4. Redesignated Tank Landing Ship (Hospital) (LST(H)) September 15 1945
    Decommissioned February 15 1946

  5. USNS T-LST-276
  6. Placed In Service March 31 1952 by Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
    Placed Out of Service June 10 1973

    Struck from Naval Register June 10 1973
    Transferred to The Republic of Singapore 1973

    Fate 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-276 Covers Page 1     (1943-45)



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

Date From
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Locy Type


JonBurdett lst276 19440406 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst276 19440406.jpg

As LST-276
Censored wartime (WWII) V-Mail use


Other Information

LST-276 earned five battle stars for World War II service
* Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls February 1-6 1944
* Hollandia operation April 21-28 1944
* Marianas Islands operation
Capture and occupation of Guam July 21-25 1944
* Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands September 6 to October 14 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landing January 9 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



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