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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.

    Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker
    Keel Laid September 22 1942 - Launched July 24 1943

    Commissioned May 27 1944 - Decommissioned April 2 1958
    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy October 1965
    Recommissioned September 1 1966 - Decommissioned January 15 1970

    Struck from Naval Register August 1 1974
    Sold November 1 1979 for conversion to fishing vessel
    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 Kishwaukee AOG-9 Covers Page 1     (1944-49)



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 2#

13769 Branch

Port Facility
Tsingtao China


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS KISHWAUKEE earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ two battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp), the National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 bronze star, the Korean Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ seven campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation Ribbon, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in Illinois.



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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