ATA 214

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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.

    ATA-214 Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid May 22 1943 as Yard Net Tender PALO BLANCO YN-85
    Redesignated January 20 1944 as Net Laying Ship AN-64
    Name dropped and reclassified May 15 1944 as Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA)

  1. USS ATA-214
    Commissioned September 25 1944 - Decommissioned September 1945

    Struck from Naval Register April 30 1947

  2. RADNIK (Commercial Service)
    Sold April 30 1947 to Pomgrad re-flagged Yugoslavia and renamed

    Lost (storm) 1953 near Lattakia, Syria

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     (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

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


Locy Type


The postmark is not identified with this ship, so the cover was posted either aboard another ship or ashore.


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines LIberation Medal



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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