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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-1156 Terrebonne Parish Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid June 16 1952 - Launched April 11 1953

  1. USS LST-1158
    Commissioned June 20 1953

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 23 1970
    Reactivated 1972 for Military Sealift Command (MSC)

    Placed In Service 1972 - Out of Service 1973

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1973
    Transferred December 17 1992 to Maritime Administration for disposal

    Sold July 21 2005 for scrap

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     (DATE RANGE)



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.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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


Ship's Marking


The date of use is based on the 6c postage rate which took effect on January 7 1968 and the ship's decommissioning date of December 23 1970.
According to David Kent, editor of the "The Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society", this marking was typically used as a cachet. Because this marking was used as a cancel, it will be added to subsequent editions of the aforementioned catalog.


Other Information

TIOGA COUNTY earned three campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (Feb. 16 1966) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Taiwan Straits (Aug 23 1950 - Jun 1 1963) - Vietnam Service Medal (3) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (3) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Counties in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania



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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