CHEROKEE WMEC 165

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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.

    Navajo Class Fleet Ocean Tug
    Keel Laid December 23 1938 - Launched November 10 1939

  1. USS CHEROKEE AT-66
    Commissioned April 26 1940

  2. USS CHEROKEE ATF-66
    Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned June 29 1946
    Custody transferred to U.S. Coast Guard June 29 1946

  3. USCGC CHEROKEE WAT-165
    Commissioned June 29 1946

  4. USCGC CHEROKEE WMEC-165
    Redesignated Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC) 1965
    Decommissioned January 30 1990

    Custody transferred to U.S. Navy for disposal
    Custody transferred to Maritime Administration February 28 1991
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy October 6 1993

    Sunk as target 1993
CHEROKEE WMEC PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS/USCGC Cherokee Covers Page 1    (1938-80)

 

Postmarks

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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
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning April 26 1940 to June 29 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3

"FIRST DAY /
SERVICE"

1940-06-01

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19400601 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19400601 2 Front.jpg

As AT-66. First Day of Postal Service. Cachet by Al Cohen


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"NYD /
NEWYORK"

1940-07-08

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19400708 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19400708 1 Front.jpg

As AT-66. Sailor's mail with a hand drawn cachet. Sailor and cachet artist - George S. Dunbar (ACE-237)


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

"BALBOA /
CANALZONE"

1940-11-11

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19401111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19401111 1 Front.jpg

As AT-66. Sailor's mail with a hand drawn cachet. Sailor and cachet artist - George S. Dunbar (ACE-237)


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1941-05-30

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19410530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19410530 1 Front.jpg

As AT-66. Memorial Day, cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BBT)

1945-12-24

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19451224 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19451224 1 Front.jpg

As ATF-66


 

Locy Type
3z (BTB)

1945-11-01

JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101.jpg

As ATF-66. Triple strike


 

Locy Type
9vz

1945-11-01

JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101 pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101.jpg

As ATF-66


 

Locy Type
9xz

1945-11-01

JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101 pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett cherokee atf66 19451101.jpg

As ATF-66


 

Locy Type
RECD

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-38b

1946-03-01

GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19460301 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cherokee AT66 19460301 1 Front.jpg

As ATF-66


USCG Commissioning June 29 1946 to February 28 1991


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Norfolk VA

1952-01-25

GregCiesielski Cherokee WAT165 19520125 1 Front.jpg

No Image

As WAT-165


 

USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel

Portsmouth VA

1952-09-22

GregCiesielski Cherokee WAT165 19520922 1 Front.jpg

No Image

As WAT-165


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Norfolk VA

1970-12-01

GregCiesielski Cherokee WMEC165 19701201 1 Front.jpg

No Image

As WMEC-165


 

USPS
Machine Cancel

Norfolk VA

1980-07-17

GregCiesielski Cherokee WMEC165 19800717 1 Front.jpg

No Image

As WMEC-165

 

Other Information

USS CHEROKEE earned the following awards during her US Navy career - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Battle star) - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for the Indian tribe found today chiefly in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named CHEROKEE - USS Cherokee (Screw Steamer 1864), USS Cherokee (Patrol Yacht SP-1104), USS Cherokee (Tug SP-458) and USS Cherokee AT/ATF-66.

 


 

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