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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 January 24 1945 - Launched February 27 1945

  1. USS LST-1067
    Commissioned March 24 1945 - Decommissioned August 13 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Named July 1 1955, While in reserve

    Recommissioned In Reserve May 22 1963
    Assigned to Reserve LST Squadron 2 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA
    Commissioned (Full) December 21 1965 - Decommissioned March 27 1967
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

  3. USNS NYE COUNTY T-LST-1067 (Korean Manned)
    Placed In Service 1967 - Out of Service (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register June 10 1973

  4. BACH COMANDANTE ARAYA LST-89 (Chilean Naval Sevice)
    Sold to Chile August 1 1973 and renamed
    Struck by Chilean Navy December 14 1981

    Sold March 29 1982 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. 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 To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image

2nd Commissioning December 21 1965 to March 27 1967


Locy Type

USS San Marcos


JohnGermann Nye County LSAT1067 19651227 1 Front.jpg


Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


Other Information

USS NYE COUNTY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, 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 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (3 awards), the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Nye County, Nevada



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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