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
- USS LST-861
Commissioned November 30 1944 - Decommissioned March 10 1947
Struck from Naval Register April 4 1947
Sold June 10 1948 to Kaiser Co. Inc. Seattle, WA. for scrap
Keel Laid September 18 1944 - Launched November 4 1944
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- Covers Page 1 (1946)
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Locy Type F
Note: Fleet Post Office was assigned to LST-861 during the Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll.
See USS Prinz Eugen IX-300 for information on the return address ship.
Note: This branch # was assigned to LST-861 during the Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll
Return addressed to USS MUGFORD DD-389 present during tests
LST-861 received one battle star for World War II service
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