CORMORANT ATO 133

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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.


    Lapwing Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid 4 September 1918 - Launched 5 February 1919

  1. USS CORMORANT Minesweeper No. 40
  2. Commissioned 15 May 1919

  3. USS CORMORANT AM-40
  4. Designated (AM) 17 July 1920

  5. USS CORMORANT AT-133
  6. Reclassified Fleet Tug (AT) 1 June 1942

  7. USS CORMORANT ATO-133
  8. Reclassified Fleet Tug (Old) (ATO) 15 May 1944
    Decommissioned 29 March 1946

    Sold 8 January 1947

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Cormorant AM-40 Covers Page 1    (1927-1940)

 

Postmarks

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2nd Post Office Period 3 February 1921 to 30 June 30 1945


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-TBT)

"WASHINGTON /
DC"

1937-05-30

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19370530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19370530 1 Front.jpg

AM-40. Memorial Day, cachet by William F. Schlechter


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-TBT)

"PORTSMOUTH /
VA"

1938-09-19

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19380919 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19380919 1 Front.jpg

AM-40


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"WASHINGTON /
D C"

1933-10-09

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19331009 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19331009 1 Front.jpg

AM-40. First Day of Issue, Sc. 733. Cachet by F.A. Rice


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

"INDEPEND- /
ENCE DAY"

1934-07-04

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19340704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19340704 1 Front.jpg

AM-40. Independence Day. Ship's cachet


 

Locy Type 9

1939-02-12

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19390212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19390212 1 Front.jpg

AM-40. Lincoln's Birthday, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type
9 (C+)

1940-01-30

GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19400130 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Cormorant AM40 19400130 1 Front.jpg

AM-40. From the Bob Govern collection.

 

Other Information

USS CORMORANT earned the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle Star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A genus of web-footed sea birds.

Three ships of the US Navy, and one cutter of the US Coast Guard, have borne the name CORMORANT - USS Cormorant AM/AT/ATO-133, USS Cormorant AMS/MSC-122, USS Cormorant MHC-57 and USCGC Cormorant WPB-87313.

The ships sponsor was Miss M. E. Vellaire.

 


 

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