LST 326

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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 12 November 1942 - Launched 11 February 1943

  1. USS LST-326
    Commissioned 26 February 1943
    Following a crew swap on 25 August 1943, LST-326 became a US Coast Guard crewed vessel
    Decommissioned and transferred to the United Kingdom 18 December 1944

  2. HM LST-326
    Commissioned 18 December 1944
    Decommissioned and returned to US Navy custody 16 March 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946

  3. RFS LST-326
    Sold to France 5 April 1946 and commissioned
    Named, date unknown
    Reportedly destroyed by a typhoon in the South China Sea, date unknown.
LST 326 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-326 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
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Cover Image


Locy Type 2z*


GregCiesielski LST326 19441207 1 Front.jpg


Censored, sailor's mail. From the Tom Kean collection.


Other Information

USS LST-326 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

The ships sponsor was Miss Mildred E. Kelly.



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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