SUFFOLK COUNTY LST 1173

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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-1171 De Soto County Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid July 15 1955 - Launched September 5 1956

  1. USS SUFFOLK COUNTY LST-1173
    Commissioned August 15 1957 - Decommissioned August 25 1972
    Transfered to MARAD April 15 1992

    Sold March 31 1999 for scrap
SuffolkCounty LST1173 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1959-72)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1965-10-24

GregCiesielski SuffolkCounty LST1173 19651024 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski SuffolkCounty LST1173 19651024 1 Front.jpg

"Welcome to Norfolk", TCG SILFKE, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (A)

1959-03-19

JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19590319 pm.jpg
JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19590319.jpg

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Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1971-03-04

JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19710304 pm.jpg
JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19710304.jpg

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Locy Type
9eft(n+u) (USS)

1971-03-04

JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19710304 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19710304.jpg

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Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+u)

1972-05-08

JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19720508 pm.jpg
JonBurdett suffolkcounty lst1173 19720508.jpg

Last Day Postal Service

 

Other Information

USS SUFFOLK COUNTY has received the following awards during her Naval career - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4)

NAMESAKE - Counties in Massachusetts and New York.

 


 

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