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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.

    Terrebonne Parish Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid November 21 1952 - Launched August 22 1953

  1. USS LST-1169
    Commissioned September 14 1954

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned March 15 1973

    Struck from Naval Register August 15 1976

  3. HNS KOS L-116 (Greek Naval Service)
    Sold to Greece March 1 1977
    Decommissioned June 1 2000

    Sunk as target June 24 2004

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
2(n+) (USS)


GregCiesielski WhitfieldCounty LST1169 19720424 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski WhitfieldCounty LST1169 19720424 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

WHITFIELD COUNTY received one Presidential Unit Citation, three Navy Unit Commendations, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, and 11 campaign stars for Vietnam service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (July 24 1968, June 10 1969, April 30 1969, June 18 1969) - Presidential Unit Citation - Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Congo, 1-Laos, 6-Vietnam) - Vietnam Service Medal (11) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (15) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Whitfield County, Georgia



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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