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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.

    District Harbor Tug
    Built - Launched (Date unknown)

  1. USS YT-119
    Commissioned March 7 1933 - until about 1939

    The name GERONIMO was assigned about 1939, first seen in the 1940 Navy Directory.
    This was the name and designation at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM) on May 15 1944
    Placed Out of Service April 30 1946

    Struck from The Naval Register December 30 1946
    Sold July 23 1948 by The War Assets Administration to John Hanson
    Fate unknown

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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 Geronimo YTM-119 Covers Page 1    (2016)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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


Type 9

"Naval Sta MOU No 1"

Pearl Harbor HI



This is one of a several cachet covers from small Pearl Harbor ships that cachetmaker Alvin Eckert has done.


Other Information

USS GERONIMO YT-119 was at Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941

USS GERONIMO YT-119 earned the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.



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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