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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.

    Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug
    Keel Laid November 29 1942 - Launched May 22 1943

  1. USS ALSEA AT-97
    Commissioned December 13 1943

    Reclassified Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned April 15 1955

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1962

  3. IKOSIENA (Commercial Service)
    Acquired 1976 by Amphitrite Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A. Panama and renamed
    Sold 1978 to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A. Panama

    Scrapped 1996


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. Alsea Covers Page 1     (1943-46)



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 October 1 1943 - Disestablished May 3 1947


Locy Type


As AT-97


Locy Type


As ATF-97


Locy Type


Close-up view of the Return Address on the Sept 23 1946 cover


Locy Type


As ATF-97


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a tribe of Indians in Oregon



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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