PATOKA AG 125

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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.

    Patoka Class Fleet Oiler
    Keel Laid 17 December 1918 - Launched 26 July 1919
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 3 September 1919

  1. USS PATOKA Fleet Oiler No. 9
    Commissioned 13 October 1919

  2. USS PATOKA AO-9
    Designated (AO) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 31 August 1933

  3. USS PATOKA AV-6
    Redesignated Seaplane Tender (AV) 11 October 1939, while in reserve
    Recommissioned 10 November 1939

  4. USS PATOKA AO-9
    Reverted to Fleet Oiler (AO) 19 June 1940

  5. USS PATOKA AG-125
    Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) 15 August 1944
    Used as Minecraft Tender
    Decommissioned 1 July 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 31 July 1946
    Sold 15 March 1948 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Patoka AG-125 Covers Page 1    (1925-43)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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

1st Commissioning October 13 1919 to August 31 1933


 

Locy Type
3 (B-BBT)

"DUTCHHARBOR /
ALASKA"

1933-06-21

GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19330621 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19330621 1 Front.jpg

AO-9. From the Tom Kean collection.


 

Locy Type
3rs (AC)

1925-07-04

JonBurdett patoka ao9 19250704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka ao9 19250704.jpg

As AO-9


 

Locy Type 5s

1930-10-14

JonBurdett patoka ao9 19301014 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka ao9 19301014.jpg

As AO-9


 

Locy Type 9

1928-06-06

JonBurdett patoka ao9 19280606 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka ao9 19280606.jpg

As AO-9. Mark from back of the cover.


 

Locy Type
LDPS P

(dial from 5hks,
bars from 3)

"NATIONAL /
RECOVERY"

1933-08-31

GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19330831 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19330831 1 Front.jpg

As AO-9. R/S Cachet for the Last Day of Commissioning



2nd Commissioning November 10 1939 to July 1 1946


 

Locy Type
FDR F

"FIRST DAY RE- /
COMMISSION"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-7

1939-11-10

GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19391110 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19391110 1 Front.jpg

As AV-6. First Day of Commission. Cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r (A-BBT)

"1ST DAY OF /
P.O. SERVICE"

1939-12-15

GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19391215 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19391215 1 Front.jpg

As AV-6. First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

1940-10-04

JonBurdett patoka ao9 19401004 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka ao9 19401004.jpg

As AO-9


 

Locy Type
3z

1943-10-24

JonBurdett patoka ao9 19431024 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka ao9 19431024.jpg

As AO-9


 

Locy Type 9v

1940-03-15

GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19400315 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19400315 1 Front.jpg

As AV-6


 

Locy Type
9efw

1939-12-15

Bunter Patoka AG 125 19391215 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Patoka AG 125 19391215 1 front.jpg

As AV-6
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Locy Type
9efw

1940-03-15

GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19400315 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AV6 19400315 1 Front.jpg

As AV-6


 

Locy Type 9x

1940-10-01

GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19401001 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 19401001 1 Front.jpg

As AO-9. Cut-square, brown wrapper


 

Locy Type F

"TURKEY-DAY /
PSNY"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-7

1939-11-23

JonBurdett patoka av6 19391123 pm.jpg
JonBurdett patoka av6 19391123.jpg

As AV-6




 

Unused

c 1980

GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 1931 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Patoka AO9 1931 1 Back.jpg

Modern Postcard showing USS PATOKA and USS Los Angeles ZR-3 off Panama in 1931. From the Tom Kean collection.

 

Other Information

USS PATOKA earned the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia Clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in Indiana

 


 

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