ORLEANS PARISH MCS 6

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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 February 7 1945 - Launched March 7 1945

  1. USS LST-1069
    Commissioned March 31 1945 - Decommissioned August 6 1946
    Retained in Third Naval District as Reserve Training Ship
    Transferred September 1949 to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned January 11 1952

  2. USS ORLEANS PARISH LST-1069
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 16 1957
    Recommissioned December 19 1958

  3. USS ORLEANS PARISH MCS-6
    Reclassified Mine Countermeasures Support Ship (MCS) 1959
    Decommissioned May 20 1966
    Reverted to Tank Landing Ship (LST)
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)

  4. USNS ORLEANS PARISH T-LST-1069
    Placed In Service May 1966 - Out of Service (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register June 30 1975

  5. BRP COTABATO DEL NORTE LT-511 (Philippine Naval Service)
    Sold to Republic of the Philippines September 1 1976 and renamed

    Fate unknown
ORLEANS PARISH PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. LST-1069 Covers Page 1     (1954-55)
  2. Orleans Parish Covers Page 1     (1956-66)

 

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
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image



2nd Commissioning January 11 1952 to December 16 1957


 

Locy Type
2

1954-04-07

JonBurdett lst1069 19540407 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst1069 19540407.jpg

As LST-1069


 

Locy Type
9efu

1954-04-07

JonBurdett lst1069 19540407 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lst1069 19540407.jpg

As LST-1069


 

Locy Type
2n (LST)

1956-03-26

JonBurdett orleansparrish lst1069 19590326 pm.jpg
JonBurdett orleansparrish lst1069 19590326.JPG

As ORLEANS PARISH LST-1069


3rd Commissioning December 19 1958 to May 20 1966


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS,MCS)

1966-03-31

JonBurdett orleansparrish mcs6 19660331 pm.jpg
JonBurdett orleansparrish mcs6 19660331.JPG

As ORLEANS PARISH MCS-6


 

Locy Type
9fu (USS)

1966-03-31

JonBurdett orleansparrish mcs6 19660331 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett orleansparrish mcs6 19660331.JPG

As ORLEANS PARISH MCS-6


 

Other Information

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

NAMESAKE - Orleans Parish, Louisiana

 


 

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