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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.

    165-foot (A) Class Cutter
    Keel Laid April 7 1934 - Launched October 1 1934

    Commissioned January 19 1935

    Redesignated (WPG) 1942 - Decommissioned January 8 1948

    Sold November 1 1948
    Became a memorial at Wilmington, Del. in 1983

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. Mohawk Covers Page 1    (Christmas 1946)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

No Postal Facilities Aboard


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-38


FAKE postmark. Cachet and postmark created by Glenn W. Dye


Locy Type
Received Marking


Cover postmarked from "Navy Yard Station", Brooklyn NY



Wilmington DE



Dedication Day. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - The cutter Mohawk was named for a Native American tribe, part of the Iroquois Confederation, which originally dwelt in the Mohawk River Valley, New York, but was forced to flee to Canada for having sided with the Loyalists during the American Revolution.



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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