MARICOPA COUNTY LST 938

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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 July 14 1944 - Launched August 15 1944

  1. USS LST-938
    Commissioned September 9 1944
    Assigned (Date unknown) to Naval Reserve Training, Bayonne, NJ
    Transferred (Date unknown) to Naval Reserve Training, Gulfport, MS
    Decommissioned December 1949
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned December 14 1951

  2. USS MARICOPA COUNTY LST-938
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned February 29 1956
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group

    Struck from Naval Register June 1 1962

  3. DA NANG HQ-501 (South Vietnamese Naval Service)
    Transferred to South Vietnam July 12 1962 and renamed

  4. TRAN KHANH DU HQ-501 (Vietnamese Naval Service)
    Captured by North Vietnamese Forces April 29 1975 and renamed

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     (DATE RANGE)

 

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
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NO LST-938 / MARICOPA COUNTY POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Other Information

LST-938 received two battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - Maricopa County, Arizona

 


 

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