LST 995

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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.

    542-Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid 12 March 1944 - Launched 2 May 1944

  1. USS LST-995
    Commissioned 20 May 1944 - Decommissioned 15 August 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register 25 September 1946
    Sold to the Northwest Merchandizing Service, 4 November 1947, renamed Don Nicolas

    Acquired by the government of Argentina in 1948 & renamed
    Disposed of by the Argentine Navy in 1966
LST 995 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-995 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.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2z


GregCiesielski LST995 19450709 1 Front.jpg


Official Mail. From the Tom Kean collection.


Other Information

USS LST-995 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Lillian A. Finnerty, wife of Gunners Mate 3/c Stephen Finnerty, MIA USS Buck DD-420



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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