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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.

    Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Oiler
    Keel Laid 16 October 1991 - Launched 23 July 1994
    Delivered to the Navy 21 June 1995

    Placed in service 21 June 1995
    USNS Patuxent is assigned to the MSC Naval Auxiliary Force, MSC Europe
Patuxent TAO102 MSCCrest.jpg

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. USNS Patuxent T-AO-201 Covers Page 1     (Date)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 11-2 (USNS,
FPO AE 09582-4012)


GregCiesielski Patuxent TAO201 20091224 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patuxent TAO201 20091224 1 Front.jpg

Received on December 24 2009.


Locy Type 12-2 (USNS,
FPO AE 09582-4012)


GregCiesielski Patuxent TAO201 20030904 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Patuxent TAO201 20030904 1 Front.jpg

Cachet by Dr. Chien L. Tsai, MD


USPS Ink-Jet
Sprayed Marking

Richmond VA


GregCiesielski Patuxent TAO201 20200513 1 Front.jpg


From the collection of Foster E. Miller.


Other Information

USNS PATUXENT has received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and five Armed Forces Service Medals.

The US Navy has named three ships PATUXENT - USS Patuxent AT-11, USS Patuxent AO-44 and USNS Patuxent T-AO-201.



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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