ATA 205

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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
    Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-132
    Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA) May 15 1944
    Laid down August 16 1944 - Launched October 12 1945

  1. USS ATA-205
    Commissioned January 31 1945 - Decommissioned January 1947
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Named SCOTIA June 16 1948, while in reserve
    Temporary custody transferred to Maritime Administration (MARAD)
    Transferred November 9 1960 to National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1962
    Permanent custody transferred to MARAD
    Temporary custody transferred to U.S. Navy for the SOAP Program, March 27 to May 11 1971
    Returned to MARAD May 11 1971, at National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA
    Permanent custody returned to U.S. Navy August 14 1978

    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. Covers Page 1     (1945)



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

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Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - World War II Victory Medal



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