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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.

    Navajo Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid May 8 1943 - Launched July 31 1943

  1. USS ZUNI AT-95
    Commissioned October 9 1943

  2. USS ZUNI ATF-95
    Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned June 29 1946
    Transferred to U.S. Coast Guard

    Struck from Naval Register July 19 1946

    Commissioned 1946

    Redesignated (WATF) 1956

    Redesignated Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC) 1966
    Decommissioned by Coast Guard February 1 1994

    Owned by the Zuni Maritime Foundation, at Portsmouth, VA. being restored

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. 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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JohnGermann Zuni ATF95 19460103 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Zuni ATF95 19460103 1 Front.jpg

As ATF-95


Other Information

ZUNI earned four battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - The popular name given to a tribe of Pueblo Indians indigenous to the area around the Zuni River in central New Mexico near the Arizona state line


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Coast Guard Unit Commendation (3) - Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (4) - Navy "E" Ribbon (3) - Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Medal - National Defense Service Medal (3) - Humanitarian Service Medal (3) - Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon

NAMESAKE - A Native American tribe that were members of the Illini Confederacy



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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