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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.

    Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker
    Originally assigned the name MV ROYSTON by MARCOM
    Keel Laid as MV SEQUATCHIE YOG-51 1 June 1943
    Launched 21 December 1943
    Acquired by the Navy from MARCOM 5 August 1944

    Commissioned 2 September 1944 - Decommissioned 26 June 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register 15 August 1946
    Transferred to MARCOM 7 October 1946 name reverted to MV ROYSTON
    Merchant Service
    Sold by MARCOM 5 March 1948, to Oil Transfer Corp., renamed MV OTCO BAYWAY
    Sold 18 April 1962 to Betty Moran Corp.
    Sold in February 1966 to Boston Fuel Transportation Co., renamed MV ETHEL TIBBETTS
    Sold 20 May 1975 to Metro Marine and Terminals Ltd., re-flagged Canadian, renamed MV METRO LANDRY No.1
    Final Disposition, scuttled in 1979

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. USS Sequatchie AOG-21 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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


JohnGermann Sequatchie AOG21 19460102 1 Front.jpg

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


Other Information

USS SEQUATCHIE earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in south central Tennessee; a tributary of the Tennessee.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Hazel Tometich.



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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