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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 11 January 1952 - Launched 18 April 1953

  1. USS LST-1167
    Commissioned 10 March 1954

    Named 1 July 1955 - Decommissioned 30 November 1973

  3. TCG SERDAR L-402
    Transferred to Turkey 27 August 1974 and Renamed
    Decommissioned by the Turkish Navy in 2005
    Sunk as a target 30 May 2014
WestchesterCounty LST1167 Crest.jpg

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. USS Westchester County LST-1167 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 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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type
17002 Branch
Yokosuka, Japan


JohnGermann Westchester County LST1167 1966-04-08 1 Front.jpg

Note the ship's seal. The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS WESTCHESTER COUNTY earned the Combat Action Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 14 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (27 awards) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A county in southeastern New York.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Robert E. Wood.



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