LST 456

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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 July 10 1942 - Launched October 20 1942

  1. USS LST-456
    Commissioned February 3 1943 - Decommissioned February 5 1946
    Transferred to Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)

  2. USNS T-LST-456
    Placed In Service March 31 1952 - Out of Service (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register June 15 1973
    Sold September 27 1973 to the Maritime Co. Ltd. Khorramshahr, Iran

    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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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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Other Information

LST-456 earned eight battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Dec 1943) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (8) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Individual Awards...
Six Silver Star's for bravery at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Dec 1943



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