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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.

    Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug
    Keel Laid August 25 1943 as AF-104 - Launched February 25 1944
    Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944

    Commissioned June 26 1944 - Decommissioned June 14 1950
    Transferred to MARAD August 1962

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1963

  2. ARC SEBATIAN De BELACAZAR RM-73 (Colombian Naval Service)
    Sold to Columbia March 1 1979 and renamed
    Sunk September 2 2004 as a artificial reef at Bahia Solano off the northern Pacific coast of Colombia

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. Covers Page 1     (1949)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image






Locy Type 7z

(Postmark Did Not
Originate from Jicarilla)


GregCiesielski Jicarilla ATF104 19440718 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Official Mail. USS Jicarilla only had a Type 2z postmark from July 1 1944 to March 31 1947.


Other Information

USS JICARILLA earned the following awards during her Naval career - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Battle stars) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal.

NAMESAKE - A group of the Apache tribe found in the southwestern United States.



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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