LST 683

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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-511 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid 29 November 1943 - Launched 7 February 1944

  1. USS LST-683
    Commissioned 28 March 1944 - Decommissioned 29 May 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 3 July 1946
    Sold 26 May 1948 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     (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
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2#

(Br# 15773)


GregCiesielski LST683 19450520 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST683 19450520 1 Front.jpg

Censored, sailors mail. From the Tom Kean collection.


Locy Type


JonBurdett lst683 19450319.jpeg
JonBurdett lst683 19450319 cc.jpg

Censored, WWII use. Posted from another ship or station, the ship did not have this postal machine.


Other Information

USS LST-683 earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, 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. Florence Robbins Bohr.



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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