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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.

    Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
    Planned as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-119
    Keel Laid October 19 1944 as Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA)
    Launched November 15 1944

  1. USS ATA-192
    Commissioned January 23 1945

    Named July 16 1948
    Decommissioned July 1 1971

  3. ROK TAN YUNG (South Korean Naval Service)
    Transferred (leased) to the Republic of Korea and renamed
    Served the ROK Coast and Geodetic Survey until 1976
    Returned to U.S. Naval custody 1976

    Struck from Naval Register April 15 1976
    Sold, 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 does not 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     (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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type
17002 Branch
Yokosuka, Japan




Other Information

USS TILLAMOOK earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3-Vietnam), the Vietnam Service Medal with nine campaign stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A Native American tribe from Oregon of the Salish linguistic group. The name "Tillamook" is a Chinook term meaning "people of Nekelim (or Nehalem)".



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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