STEUBEN COUNTY LST 1138

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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 6 January 1945 - Launched 5 April 1945

  1. USS LST-1138
    Commissioned 24 April 1945

  2. USS STEUBEN COUNTY LST-1138
    Named 1 July 1955
    Decommissioned (date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register 1 February 1961
    Sold 11 August 1961 for scrap


Naval Covers

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  1. USS LST-1138 Covers Page 1     (1946-47)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

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



 

USPO
Machine Postmark

New York, NY
17002 Branch

1957-03-11

JohnGermann Steuben County LST1138 19570311 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.

 

Other Information

LST-1138 / STEUBEN COUNTY earned 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, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 5 Battle stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Indiana and New York.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Hattie R. Fox.

 


 

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