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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.

    Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid 3 December 1918 as IOSCO
    Launched 21 February 1919 - Renamed 24 February 1919

  1. USS TATNUCK Fleet Tug No. 27
    Commissioned 26 July 1919

    Designated (AT) 17 July 1920

    Reclassified Fleet Tug Old (ATO) 15 May 1944
    Decommissioned 12 September 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 29 October 1946
    Transferred 26 April 1947 to Maritime Commission for disposal
    Sold 26 April 1947 to Puget Sound Tug and Barge Co.
    Fate 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 does not take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Tatnuck AT-27 / ATO-27 Covers Page 1    (1936-1944)



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


AT-27. Censored WWII use


Locy Type

c 1930's

AT-27. From the Bob Reisinger collection.


Locy Type
SLP4ts (26x3)




Other Information

USS TATNUCK earned the American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp), the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - An Indian village and a nearby stream located in the vicinity of Worcester, MA.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name TATNUCK - USS Tatnuck AT-27 and USS Tatnuck ATA-195.



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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