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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 February 27 1952 - Launched November 28 1953

  1. USS LST-1168
    Commissioned June 15 1954

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned October 29 1971

  3. MARTIN ALVAREZ L-12 (Spanish Naval Service)
    Sold to Spain October 29 1971 and renamed
    Decommissioned from the Spanish Navy 1995

    Scrapped (Date 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. USS WEXFORD COUNTY LST-1168 Covers Page 1     (1966)



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
2t(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett wexfordcounty lst1168 19661225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wexfordcounty lst1168 19661225.jpg



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


JonBurdett wexfordcounty lst1168 19661225 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett wexfordcounty lst1168 19661225.jpg



Other Information

WEXFORD COUNTY earned one Meritorious Unit Commendation and five battle stars for Vietnam service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medial

NAMESAKE - A county in the state of Michigan



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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