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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 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid August 4 1952 - Launched May 17 1953

  1. USS LST-1163
    Commissioned September 17 1953

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 21 1970

    Placed In Service May 1972 - Out of Service November 1973
    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1973

  4. BAP PISCO DT-142 (Peruvian Naval Service)
    Leased to Peru August 7 1984 and renamed
    Sold outright to Peru August 8 1989

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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


Locy Type


Note: Month is not readable in the postmark.


Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+u)




Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Cuba, 3-Dominican Republic)

NAMESAKE - Waldo County, Maine



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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