LST 888

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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 August 11 1944 - Launched October 14 1944

  1. USS LST-888
    Commissioned November 13 1944 - Decommissioned September 2 1946

  2. LST-888
    Placed In Service as Naval Reserve training vessel at Greenville, MS
    Out of Service (Date unknwon)
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Renamed LEE COUNTY July 1 1955, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register September 21 1960
    Sold April 18 1961 to Gulf Tampa Drydock Inc. Tampa, FL 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     (1944-45)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post office established November 13 1944 - Disestablished September 2 1946


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-01-01

JonBurdett lst888 19450101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst888 19450101.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use

 

Other Information

LST-888 earned one battle star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto March 26 to June 30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

 


 

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