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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
    Laid down February 16 1944 - Launched April 18 1944

  1. USS LST-914
    Commissioned May 18 1944 - Decommissioned June 26 1946

    Struck from Naval Register June 26 1946
    Loaned to U.S. Army
    Reacquired and reinstated in Naval Register August 26 1950

  2. USS LST-914
    Recommissioned August 26 1950

    Named July 1 1955 - Decommissioned September 5 1959

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    Sold June 22 1960 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. USS LST-914 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


Army-Air Force Postal Service Postmark
APO 731


JohnGermann Mahoning County LST914 19570807 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

LST-914 / MAHONING COUNTY earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Europe Africa Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 6 Battle stars, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in Ohio.



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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