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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 21 March 1945 - Launched 18 April 1945

  1. USS LST-1077
    Commissioned 8 May 1945 - Decommissioned 31 July 1946
    Recommissioned 6 September 1950 - Decommissioned 12 May 1955

    Named 1 July 1955 - Recommissioned 9 April 1966
    Decommissioned, date unknown

    Struck from the Naval Register 15 April 1978

    Sold to Mexico 1 July 1978 & renamed
    Sunk as a target by the Mexican navy in 2010
ParkCounty LST1077 Crest.jpg

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 Park County LST-1077 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



Locy Type
17078 Branch


JohnGermann Park County LST1077 19660922 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS PARK COUNTY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation 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 (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal w/ 5 Battle stars, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 10 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon, the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.



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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