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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
    Laid down November 27 1944 - Launched January 19 1945

  1. USS LST-1084
    Commissioned February 19 1945 - Decommissioned August 13 1946
    Recommissioned November 3 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned October 30 1969
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group

    Struck From Naval Register September 15 1974
    Sold December 1 1975 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for scrap
LST 1084 patch.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. Covers Page 1     (1946)



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

LST-1084 earned four battle stars for the Korean War
* First UN Counter Offensive
February 11 to March 17 1951
* Communist China Spring Offensive
April 28 to May 1, 9-17 1951
* Second Korean Winter
April 20-30 1952
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
May 1-3, 17-30, August 13, August 24 to September 16, October 18 1952

POLK COUNTY earned four campaign stars for Vietnam War service
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive
January 9 to February 22, March 20-26 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
July 23 to August 23 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
December 18 1968 to January 2 1969
January 18 to February 22 1969
* Tet/69 Counteroffensive
February 23 to March 15, March 23 to April 8 1969

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (4) - Vietnam Service Medal (4) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Fourth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)



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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