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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.

    Andrew Doria Floating Storage Tanker
    Built in 1908 as the tanker SS Julio Fasio in Scotland
    Renamed SS Tamarac (Date Unknown)
    Renamed SS Sequoya in 1914
    Joined the Italian Merchant Marine in 1925
    Scuttled at Tampico, Mexico in 1941
    Raised in 1943 and repaired at Galveston, TX
    Placed in commercial service by the WSA as SS Alcibiadie
    Acquired by the US Navy 18 August 1944

    Commissioned 23 August 1944 - Decommissioned 28 February 1946

    Returned to the War Shipping Administration (WSA)
    Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
    Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman 16 March 1948
    Final Disposition (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 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 Andrew Doria IX-132 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


Locy Type


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

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

NAMESAKE - The anglicized spelling of Andrea Doria, a Genoese patriot, statesman, and admiral. Born at Oneglia (now Imperia) on the Gulf of Genoa, on 30 November 1466 of a well-established Genoese family, Doria lost his parents in early childhood. Forced to shift for himself he became a soldier of fortune and, at different times, served under several popes, the kings of Naples and France, and the Holy Roman Emperor. Although, as a mercenary, he fought under many flags, Doria maintained a constant devotion to Genoa, which lie liberated from France in the autumn of 1528. Thereafter, he served and controlled the city state for the remainder of his life. Widely recognized as the outstanding naval leader of his era, Doria fought the forces afloat of both the Ottoman Sultan and his Barbary vassals. The Genoese recognized his great contribution to their city by granting him the title, Liberator et Pater Patria, "Liberator and Father of our Homeland." After remaining active into his 10th decade, Doria died on 25 November 1560.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name ANDREW DORIA - Andrew Doria (1775 Continental Navy Brig) and USS Andrew Doria IX-132.



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