LST 755

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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-491 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid May 20 1944 - Launched July 11 1944

  1. USS LST-755
    Commissioned August 3 1944 - Decommissioned May 29 1946

  2. ROC CHUNG HAI LST-201 (Chinese Naval Service)
    Transferred to the Republic of China May 29 1946 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register March 12 1948
    Retired by the Taiwanese Navy February 1 2010

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.


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Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LST-755 earned two battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal

In August 1958 CHUNG HAI was involved in a battle in the Taiwan Straits. Kin-Men, a small island under Taiwan's control near Mainland China, was being threatened by the Peoples Republic of China. During the battle CHUNG HAI was credited with the sinking of at least one PRC torpedo Boat on August 24. During a voyage from Taiwan to Kin-Men Chung Hai, with 800 army troops aboard, she was struck by an enemy torpedo causing heavy damage, including 30 casualties among the army personnel and 8 dead and 12 wounded crew members. CHUNG HAI was towed to the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay in the Philippines for repair which included building her a new bow



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