LST 991

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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 26 February 1944 - Launched 27 March 1944

  1. USS LST-991
    Commissioned 6 May 1944 - Decommissioned 3 May 1946
    Transferred to the U.S. Dept of State for immediate transfer to the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Comm. for service in China

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Torpedoed and sunk off of Quemoy Island by torpedo boats of Chinese Peoples Liberation Navy in August 1958
LST 991 Crest.jpg

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. USS LST-991 Covers Page 1     (1945)



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 2z


JonBurdett lst991 19451106 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst991 19451106.jpg



Locy Type 2#

(Br. #15897)


JonBurdett lst991 19451106 pm1.jpg
JonBurdett lst991 19451106.jpg



Locy Type 9#

(Br. #15897)


JonBurdett lst991 19451106 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lst991 19451106.jpg



Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-308


GregCiesielski LST991 19451027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST991 19451027 1 Front.jpg

From the Dick Morain collection.

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark


Arlington VA


GregCiesielski LST991 20080830 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST991 20080830 1 Front.jpg

Awaiting V-J Day, cachet by the Richard F. Hoffner


Pictorial Postmark

"USS LST-991

Louisville KY


GregCiesielski LST991 20090904 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST991 20090904 1 Front.jpg

Crewmember Reunion, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

USS LST-991 earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Japan" clasp and the Philippines Liberation Medal (2 awards) during her Naval career.

The ships sponsor was Miss Dorothy Ann Govostes.



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