This is a US Navy grouping from a sailor who served in the USS LST (Tank Landing Ship) 995. The grouping was purchased from the family of the veteran. The grouping consists of two Navy hats,a tunic, pair of pants and the photo of the ship. All items are in very good condition.
USS LST-995 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.
LST-995 was laid down on 12 March 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 2 May 1944; and commissioned on 20 May 1944, Lt. (jg.) G. W. Chamberlin, USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-995 was assigned to the European theater and participated in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September 1944. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to the Northwest Merchandising Service, and was transferred to Argentina, where she was named Don Nicolas.
LST-995 earned one battle star for World War II service.
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