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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 Tug
    Keel Laid September 27 1942 - Launched February 14 1942

    Commissioned September 25 1942

    Reclassified Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned November 15 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1959

  3. RAKATA 928 (Indonesian Naval Service)
    Transferred January 26 1961 to Indonesia, renamed
    Placed in reserve by the Indonesian Navy 1990

    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 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     (1946)



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

Post Office Established September 20 1942 - Disestablished January 20 1946


Locy Type



JohnGermann Menominee AT73 19430219 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Menominee AT73 19430219 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type SL
(used after POD)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-26


JonBurdett menominee M26.jpg
JonBurdett menominee atf73 19460303.jpg

USCS Postmark Catalog states the M-26 Straight Line, ship's seal killer and date stamp
are separate parts, and appear in varying combinations...Illustration is from catalog.


Other Information

MENOMINEE received five battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

NAMESAKE - An American Indian tribe of Algonkin stock, which lived northwest of Lake Michigan along the Menominee River. Their descendents now live along the Wolf River in Wisconsin



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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