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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.

    Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship
    Authorized as Yard Net Tender YN-111
    Keel Laid April 15 1944 as Net Tender (AN)
    Launched June 30 1944

    Commissioned April 27 1945 - Decommissioned December 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
    Transferred October 1970 to National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay

  2. SEPARACION P-208 (Dominican Naval Service)
    Transferred 1976 to the Dominican Republic and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register (Date 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     (1944-45)



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


USPO Slogan
Machine Postmark

San Diego, CA


JohnGermann Passaconaway AN86 19470603 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

Awards, Citations, and Canpaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - An Indian chief of the region about Pennacook on the Merrimac River as early as 1632. “The most noted powwow and sorcerer of all the country” according to the chronicler Hubbard. He formally submitted to the English in 1644, and died at a very advanced age.



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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