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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.

    Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship
    Projected as Yard Net Tender YN-97
    Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN) 20 January 1944
    Keel Laid 14 June 1944 - Launched 29 November 1944

  2. Commissioned 23 March 1945 - Decommissioned 3 September 1947

  4. Redesignated Net Laying Ship (ANL) 1 January 1969 while in reserve
    Recommissioned July 1969 - Decommissioned 30 June 1972

    Struck from Naval Register 30 June 1972
    Sold 1 February 1973 for scrap

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. USS Cohoes ANL-78 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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning March 23 1945 to September 3 1947


Locy Type 2z



2nd Commissioning July 1969 to 30 June 1972


USPS Slogan
Machine Postmark

US Naval Station Guam



ANL-78, Last Day of Commission.


Other Information

USS COHOES earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 9 Campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Cohoes, New York.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. W. W. Johnson.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name COHOES - USS Cohoes (1865 light draft monitor) and USS Cohoes ANL-78.



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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