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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.

    Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug
    Originally assigned the name NIPSIC
    Laid down as PINOLA March 3 1919
    Launched August 12 1919

  1. USS PINOLA Fleet Tug No. 33
    Commissioned February 7 1920

    Designated (AT) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned June 9 1922
    Recommissioned August 14 1923

    Redesignated Fleet Tug Old (ATO) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned January 31 1946

    Struck from Naval Register February 26 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission July 21 1947 for disposal
    Sold July 21 1947 to Oakland Manufacturing Co.

    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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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    (1933-40)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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

Post office established June 1 1921 - Disestablished May 11 1922

Post office reestablished November 18 1924 - Disestablished June 27 1928

Post office reestablished March 22 1932 - Disestablished August 31 1945


Locy Type
3 (A-BTB)



As AT-33
Memorial Day. Cachet by George Neumann and Frederick Horton


Locy Type
3 (A-BTB)



As AT-33
Christmas Day. Cachet by May Luhta


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-29


As AT-33


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-29


As AT-33
Provisional bars added (unlisted)


Locy Type
SLKb (48x6)

USPO Machine cancel
"Mare Island Station"
Vallejo CA


As AT-33


Locy Type
SLPbs (USS) (50x5)


As AT-33


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - An Indian term meaning cotton and a Spanish word for parched corn



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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