NAVIGATOR ATA 203

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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.

    Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
    Authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-130)
    Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-203) 15 May 1944
    Keel Laid 10 September 1944 - Launched 26 October 1944

  1. USS ATA-203
    Commissioned 1 January 1945 - Decommissioned 20 October 1946

    Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Orange, TX

  2. USS NAVIGATOR ATA-203
    Named while in reserve 16 July 1948

    Custody transferred to MARAD 16 July 1948
    Struck from the Naval Register 1 September 1962
    Final Disposition, disposed of as a target or by test

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. USS ATA-203 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

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Postmark Image
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Locy Type
7z
10638 Branch
Tacloban, Philippine Islands

1945-08-08

JohnGermann ATA203 19450808 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.

 

Other Information

USS ATA-203 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

 


 

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