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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 2 January 1945 - Launched 7 May 1945

    Commissioned 28 July 1945 - Decommissioned 2 July 1973

    Transferred to Military Sealift Command 2 July 1973
    Placed Out of Service 1981

    Struck from Naval Register 21 February 1992
    Sunk as target 27 October 1999

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     (DATE RANGE)



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
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Cover Image


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Norfolk VA


GregCiesielski Mosopelea ATF158 19470327 1 Front.jpg




Other Information

USS MOSOPELEA earned the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards) and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - An Indian tribe which inhabited the area near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.



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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