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-491 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-657
Commissioned April 10 1944 - Decommissioned February 1946
Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
- USNS T-LST-657
Placed In Service March 31 1952 - Out of Service May 1 1961
- TELUK MENADO (Indonesian Naval Service)
Transferred to Indonesia 1961
Struck by Indonesia 1983
Keel Laid December 16 1943 - Launched February 25 1944
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).
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- LST-657 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 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.
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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