LST 987

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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-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid February 2 1944 - Launched March 5 1944

  1. USS LST-987
    Commissioned April 19 1944 - Decommissioned September 3 1946

  2. LST-987
    Placed In Service as Naval Reserve Training Ship (Date unknown) - Out of Service 1950
    Named MILLARD COUNTY July 1 1955, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1960
    Sold August 1960 to Germany
    Struck from German Naval list 1968

  3. ESPERANCE III (Commercial Service)
    Sold 1973 to Zanzuig & Transportbedrijf H. G. & G. D. Blomberg B. V. Panama, converted to a Hopper Dredge
    Sold 1978 to Cdeco Maritime Construction Inc. Wilmington, DE
    Sold 1980 to American International Dredge Corp.

    Sold 1986 to the B & B Dredging Corp. Chicago, IL and renamed

    Renamed 2002


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 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).

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)



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.

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 To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image






Other Information

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)



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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