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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.

    Navajo Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid December 28 1942 - Launched May 15 1943

  1. USS QUAPAW AT-110
    Commissioned May 6 1944

    Reclassified Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned April 30 1948
    Recommissioned December 5 1950 - Decommissioned August 30 1985

    Struck from Naval Register January 28 1992
    Last known location Port Richmond, CA. 2008

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. Quapaw Covers Page 1    (1948-85)



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 1944 - Disestablished June 30 1945


Locy Type


No postmarks have been reported for the ship, so this cover would have been posted either aboard another ship or ashore.


Other Information

QUAPAW earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, October 20 1944 to February 15 1945 and four battle stars for World War II service, five battle stars for the Korean War and seven campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (5) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Korea, 1-Op. Frequent Wind) - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Frequent Wind) - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - An Indian of a Siouan tribe sometimes called the “Arkansas,” formerly living in the eastern part of the state of Arkansas.



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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