LST 461

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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 September 30 1942 - Launched November 3 1942

  1. USS LST-461
    Commissioned February 18 1943 - Decommissioned September 2 1948

    Struck from Naval Register September 16 1947
    Sold March 30 1948 to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, WA 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     (1946)



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-461 received the Navy Unit Commendation and six battle stars for World War II service
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, June 15 to July 30 1944
* Tinian
Capture and occupation, July 24-30 1944
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings, October 20 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings January 9 1945
* Manila Bay-Bicol operation
Nasugbu, January 31 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 2-22 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)



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