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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.

    Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker
    Keel Laid (Date unknown)
    Launched (Date unknown) as AVOCA
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 1945
    Renamed and designated PETALUMA AOG-69

  2. Acquisition canceled August 27 1945
    Delivered to the Maritime Commission upon completion
    Named reverted to AVOCA

    Sold to the National Petroleum Transport Corporation in October 1947 and renamed TRANSPET.
    Burnt and sank 1951

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     (DATE RANGE)



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

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


Locy Type
3z (TTT)


GregCiesielski Petaluma AOG69 19450615 1 Front.jpg

No Image

No FPO assigned. Because the ship was USCG crewed, she reported to the COTP (Captain Of The Port), Jacksonville FL


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A town and a small river in Sonoma County, Califronia



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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