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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 Landing Ship
    Keel Laid April 14 1952 - Launched November 25 1952

  1. USS LST-1161
    Commissioned May 18 1953

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned June 14 1973

  3. ARBV AMAZONAS T-21 (Venezuelan Naval Service)
    Transferred on loan, to Venezuela June 29 1973 and renamed
    Sold outright to Venezuela December 1 1977

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1977
    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. Covers Page 1     (1968)



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


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett vernoncounty lst1161 19681109 pm.jpg
JonBurdett vernoncounty lst1161 19681109.jpg



Other Information

VERNON COUNTY earned the Presidential Unit Citation, three Navy Unit Commendations, three Meritorious Unit Commendations and 14 campaign stars for Vietnam War service

NAMESAKE - Counties in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Louisiana



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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