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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 November 22 1944 - Launched January 3 1945

  1. USS LST-1101
    Commissioned January 26 1945 - Decommissioned June 6 1946
    Recommissioned November 3 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned March 9 1960

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1960

  3. FGS BOTTROP A-1405
    Transferred to Germany and renamed

  4. FGS BOTTROP N-121
    Converted to Mine Layer and redesignated (Date unknown)
    Returned to U.S. Navy September 1971

    Sold to Turkey December 1972 and renamed

    Redesignated (Date 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. USS LST-1101 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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post office established February 10 1945 - Disestablished May 27 1946


USPO Slogan
Machine Postmark

Astoria, OR


JohnGermann Saline County LST1101 19600216 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS LST-1101/USS SALINE COUNTY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 battle star, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 5 battle stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korean War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in five states.



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