ACUSHNET ATO 63

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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.

    Acushnet Class Revenue Cutter/Oceangoing Tug
    Built 1908 - Launched 16 May 1908

  1. USRC ACUSHNET CGC-18
    Commissioned 6 November 1908

  2. USCGC ACUSHNET CGC-18
    Reclassified 28 January 1915

  3. USS ACUSHNET
    Custody transferred to USN 1917 for duration of war

  4. USCGC ACUSHNET CGC-18
    Custody returned to USCG 22 September 1919

  5. USS ACUSHNET AT-63
    Acquired by US Navy and redesignated Oceangoing Tug (AT) 30 May 1936
    Commissioned 1 September 1936

  6. USS ACUSHNET ATO-63
    Redesignated Oceangoing Tug, Old (ATO) 15 May 1944
    Decommissioned 14 December 1945

    Struck from Naval Register 8 January 1946
    Transferred to MARCOM for disposal 12 December 1946
    Fate unknown
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Naval Covers

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  1. USS Acushnet AT / ATO-63 Covers Page 1    (1936-41)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Post Office Established 1 December 1938 - Disestablished 18 September 1945


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3 (A-BTT)

1938-12-17

JonBurdett acushnet at63 19381217-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett acushnet at63 19381217-1.jpg

First Day Postal Service, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTT)

"N N Y /
PORT'S'VA"

1940-05-30

GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19400530 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19400530 2 Front.jpg

Memorial Day at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA. Cachet by George Neumann and Frederick Horton


 

Locy Type 9v

1939-05-12

GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19390512 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19390512 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet from Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type 9x

1939-01-03

GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19390103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BDLAcushnet AT63 19390103 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet from Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type 9x

1939-05-12

GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19390512 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19390512 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet from Bruce D. Liddell


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. A-7

1942-01-22

GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19420122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Acushnet AT63 19420122 1 Front.jpg

Cover by Ted Harrington

 

Other Information

USS ACUSHNET earned the World War I Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for a town in Bristol County, southeastern Massachusetts, on an inlet of Buzzards Bay, settled about 1658-1659. The town was named for an Indian village that occupied a part of the site of the present city of New Bedford, Mass.

The ships sponsor was Miss Alayce Duff.

 


 

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