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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.

    Pessacus Class District Harbor Tug
    Laid down January 26 1942 - Launched April 17 1942
    Completed and delivered July 30 1942

  1. PESSACUS YT-192
    Placed In Service August 11 1942

    Reclassified District Harbor Tug (Large) (YTB) 1944
    Placed Out of Service, In Reserve October 30 1947
    Reactivated June 1951 - Placed Out of Service May 1963

    Struck from Naval Register May 1963
    Sold 1963
    Fate 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     (1943)



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


Locy Type


JohnGermann Pessacus YTB192 19440627 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities, so this cover was posted either aboard another ship or ashore.


Other Information

PESSACUS earned one battle star for WWII service
* Convoy SC-107 November 3-8 1942

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



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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