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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.

    Allegheny Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid May 24 1917 as HURON
    Renamed September 1 1917
    Launched October 18 1917

  1. USS ALLEGHENY (Fleet Tug)
    Commissioned May 18 1918

    Designated Fleet Tug (AT) July 17 1920
    Sunk in collision with USS ORION AC-11 July 5 1922
    Raised July 22 1922
    Returned to active service November 1922

    Reclassified Fleet Tug (Old) (ATO) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned July 10 1946

    Struck from Naval Register September 25 1946
    Turned over to the Maritime Commission February 18 1947 for scrapping
    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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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. Allegheny Covers Page 1     (1934-45)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established August 1 1918 - Disestablished November 12 1920


Locy Type
SLKts (39x3)


As AT-19


Locy Type
SLPb (39x4)


As AT-19
Bruce D. Liddell collection


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
World War I Victory Medal - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a river which rises in Potter County, Pa., and flows northwest into southwestern New York before turning south to re-enter 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



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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