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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 March 27 1945 - Launched April 25 1945

  1. USS LST-1078
    Commissioned May 15 1945 - Decommissioned April 29 1948
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
    Named and Classified Miscellaneous Auxiliary PROTON AG-147 January 1949, While in reserve

    Recommissioned General Stores Ship (AKS) February 1951
    Decommissioned April 22 1958

    Struck from Naval Register January 1 1959
    Fate unknown

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. Proton Covers Page 1     (1951-57)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

2nd Commissioning February 1951 to April 22 1958


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Proton AKS28 19570930 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proton AKS28 19570930 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type


GregCiesielski Proton AKS28 19570930 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Proton AKS28 19570930 1 Front.jpg



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 - Philippines Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - An elementary particle found in atomic nuclei, that carries a positive charge numerically equal to the charge of an electron.



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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