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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.

    ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
    Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-121
    Reclassified Rescue Tug (ATR) (Date unknown)
    Keel Laid September 7 1942 - Launched October 19 1942

  1. USS ATR-43
    Commissioned May 29 1943

  2. USS ATA-121
    Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA) May 15 1944
    Decommissioned April 9 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Named July 16 1948

    Recommissioned June 6 1951 - Decommissioned July 1 1955
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1961
    Reinstated in Naval Register May 6 1963

  4. ARM SOTOYOMO (Mexican Naval Service)
    Sold to Mexico Navy June 1968
    Struck by Mexican Navy 1966

    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 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. Sotoyomo Covers Page 1     (1944)



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








Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)



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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