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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.

    Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
    Originally projected as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-106
    Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-179) 15 May 1944
    Keel Laid 22 May 1944 - Launched 30 June 1944

  1. USS ATA-179
    Commissioned 22 September 1944 - Decommissioned 10 October 1947

    Named ALLEGHENY 16 July 1948 while in reserve

    Recommissioned 25 July 1949 - Decommissioned 14 December 1968

    Struck from the Naval Register 14 December 1968
    School Ship and Merchant Service
    Transferred 1969 to Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, MI. for use as a training vessel
    Sank at her berth at Northwestern Michigan College, 9 April 1970, raised shortly thereafter
    Sold in 1972 to Great Lakes Maritime Academy, renamed ALLEGHENY
    Capsized sank at her berth at Traverse City, MI, 28 January 1978, in high winds and heavy snows
    Sold in 1978 to Keith E. Malcolm of St. Clair, MI., renamed Tug Malcolm
    Sold in 1999 to Beyel Cocoa Port Canaveral, FL., renamed Matthew Beyel
    Current Disposition, active in commercial service at Guayanilla Bay, PR, for EcoElectrica, assisting LNG carriers

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 Allegheny ATA-179 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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

2nd CommissioningJuly 25 1949 to December 14 1968


Locy Type

USS Maury
AGS 16





Other Information

USS ALLEGHENY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Philippines Liberation Medal (2 awards) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river which rises in Potter County, Pa., and flows northwestward into southwestern New York before turning south to reenter Pennsylvania in Warren County. The stream then meanders southward through western Pennsylvania until joining the Monongahela at Pittsburg to form the Ohio. The word Allegheny is derived from the Delaware Indian name for the Allegheny and the Ohio Rivers.

Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name ALLEGHENY - USS Allegheny (1847 Steamer), USS Allegheny ATO-19 and USS Allegheny ATA-179.



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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