POTOMAC AT 50

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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.

    Potomac Class Fleet Tug
    Built 1897 as WILMOT
    Acquired by U.S. Navy April 14 1898 and renamed

  1. USS POTOMAC Fleet Tug No. 50
    Commissioned April 14 1898

  2. USS POTOMAC AT-50
    Designated (AT) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned June 26 1922

    Struck from Naval Register July 31 1922
    Sold December 1 1922

    Fate unknown
Potomac AT50 Photo.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1918)

 


Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
1z

1918-04-17

JonBurdett potomac at50 19180417 pm.jpg
JonBurdett potomac at50 19180417.jpg

Censored wartime (WWI) use


 

Locy Type
2

1912-01-03

GregCiesielski Potomac AT50 19120103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Potomac AT50 19120103 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard. Postmark is unreported in the USCS Postmark Catalog.


 

Locy Type
2

1912-01-03

GregCiesielski Potomac AT50 19120103 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Potomac AT50 19120103 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard entitled "U.S. Battleship "Jowa" in the New United / States Floating Dry Dock Dewey. / (Largest in the world.)"
"Jowa" is actually USS IOWA BB-4, a misprint from the printers in Leipzig, Germany.



 

Unused

ca. 1912

GregCiesielski Potomac AT50 1912 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Real Picture postcard of the USS Potomac. Detailed view of the tugboat is next to the Ship's information.

 

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - Haiti Campaign Medal - Dominican Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - A river on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, emptying into Chesapeake Bay and forming a boundary between Virginia and Maryland

Five ships of the US Navy have been named POTOMAC - USS Potomac (Frigate 1822), USS Potomac (Whaler 1861), USS Potomac AT-50, USS Potomac AG-25 and USS Potomac AO-150.

 


 

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