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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.

    Arapaho Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid December 16 1913 - Launched June 20 1914

  1. ARAPAHO (Tugboat)
    Placed In Service December 2 1914

  2. ARAPAHO Fleet Tug
    Designated Fleet Tug December 12 1915

  3. USS ARAPAHO Fleet Tug
    Commissioned February 8 1918

    Designated (AT) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned April 6 1922
    Reclassified District Harbor Tug YT-121 February 27 1936, while in reserve

    Sold May 5 1937 to A. S. Hughes' Sons, Philadelphia for operation
    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. Covers Page 1     (1918)



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

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 1918 - Disestablished 1920






Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the American Indian tribe historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming



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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