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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 7 January 1945 - Launched 17 February 1945

  1. USS LST-1048
    Placed in reduced commission 15 March 1945 for transit

  2. USS LST-1048
    Commissioned in full 28 March 1945 - Decommissioned 14 May 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to US Army custody 14 May 1946

  3. USS LST-1048
    Reacquired by the US Navy, reinstated in the Naval Register and recommissioned 26 August 1950

    Named 1 July 1955 - Decommissioned 10 May 1956

    Placed in service with MSTS and redesignated 10 May 1956
    Placed out of service, date unknown

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1959
    Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 10 June 1960

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 Morgan County LST-1048 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







Other Information

USS MORGAN COUNTY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 3 Battle stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for eleven counties in the United States of America.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. L. P. Struble.



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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