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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 January 22 1945 - Launched April 18 1945

  1. USS LST-1141
    Commissioned May 9 1945 - Decommissioned August 24 1949
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
    Recommissioned November 3 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned May 1970

  3. HTMS LANTA LST-4 (Thai Naval Service
    Transferred under lease to Thailand March 12 1970 and renamed
    Sold outright to Thailand under the Security Assistance Program August 15 1973

    Struck from Naval Register August 15 1973

    Hull number changed (date unknown)
    Decommissioned by the Royal Thai Navy (date unknown)
    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. LST-1141 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

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Other Information

LST-1141 earned four battle stars for Korean War service
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive, September 4-5 1951, September 21 to October 2 1951
* Second Korean Winter, January 11-12 1952
* Third Korean Winter, March 21 to April 19 1953
* Korea Summer-Fall 1953, May 7-17 1953, June 18-19 1953, July 26-27 1953

STONE COUNTY and five campaign stars for Vietnam War service
* Vietnam Defense, September 7-24 1965
* Vietnamese Counter-offensive, June 10-22 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II, July 17 to September 26 1966, October 20-30 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV, April 25 to June 13 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, July 1968, August 9 to September 6 1968

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (Vietnam March 5 1968) - 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 (2) - Korean Service Medal (4) - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal



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