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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.

    Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug
    Keel Laid May 9 1945 - Launched August 9 1945

    Commissioned December 20 1945 - Decommissioned August 28 1980

    Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)

  2. ROCS TA FAI A563
    Sold to Taiwan October 1 1980 and renamed.
Shakori ATF162 Crest.jpg

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     (1980)



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


USPS Slogan
Machine Postmark



JohnGermann Shakori ATF162 19711001 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Locy Type



GregCiesielski Mississippi CGN40 19800229 1 Front.jpg


Decommissioning. 1980 was a leap year which makes the postmark date correct.
Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


Other Information

USS SHAKORI earned the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal (5) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 1 Campaign star) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

NAMESAKE - A small Indian tribe which originally inhabited an area near the present site of Durham, N.C.



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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