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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 December 20 1944 - Launched February 17 1945

  1. LST-1089
    Commissioned March 28 1945 - Decommissioned August 16 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Recommissioned September 6 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned March 9 1960
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group

  3. FGS BOCHUM A-1404 (West German Naval Service)
    Sold to West Germany October 1960 and renamed

  4. FGS BOCHUM N-120
    Converted to Mine Layer and redesignated

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1960

  5. TCG SANCAKTAR N-121 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Sold by Germany to Turkey 1972 and renamed

    Fate unknown
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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-1089 earned four battle stars for Korean War service
* First UN Counter Offensive
January 25 to April 21 1951
* Communist China Spring Offensive
April 22 to July 8 1951
* Second Korean Winter
November 28 1951 to April 30 1952
* Korean Defense Summer-Fall
May 1 to November 30 1952

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 - Korean Service Medal (4) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Counties in Kansas and Minnesota



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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