ATR 15

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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.

    ATR 1 Class Rescue Tug
    Keel Laid September 12 1944 - Launched August 1 1943

  1. USS ATR 15
    Commissioned February 5 1944
    SUNK (Grounding) off Normandy beachhead June 19 1944
    Salvaged and towed her back to Britain, where they spent the next 6 months trying to repair her.
    Towed back to the States and she spent the rest of the war in a shipyard on Long Island.
    Decommissioned on May 28 1945
    Scrapped April 22 1947.

Naval Covers

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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     (1944)



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.
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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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


US Army
Postal Service
Type 2

APO 555

Hilsea, England



Censored Sailor's mail


Other Information

USS ATR 15 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.



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