LST 378

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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 December 1942 - Launched 6 February 1943

  1. USS LST-378
  2. Commissioned 10 February 1943 - Decommissioned 20 February 1946

  3. Q-069
  4. Assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE) Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP) and redesignated

    Struck from Naval Register 5 March 1947
    Transferred to the U.S. Military Government, Korea 5 March 1947
    Fate unknown
LST 378 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-378 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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type 2z*


GregCiesielski LST 378 19440902 1 Front.jpg


Censored sailors mail. The ship had no postal facilities. Scan courtesy of Professor P. M. Fravel, Ph.D.


Other Information

USS LST-378 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle stars, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Medal w/ Asia clasp during her Naval career.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Herbert A. Hope.



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