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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 21 April 1953 - Launched 22 May 1954

  1. USS LST-1170
    Commissioned 15 December 1954

    Named 1 July 1955 - Decommissioned 1 June 1973

    Transferred to Turkey & renamed
    Struck from the Naval Register 6 August 1989
    Final Disposition, fate unknown
WindhamCounty LST1170 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 Windham County LST-1170 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 Windham County LST1170 19700505 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS WINDHAM COUNTY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (3 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 13 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (10 awards) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Counties in Connecticut and Vermont.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Joseph McCarthy.



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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