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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.

    Gato Class Submarine
    Keel Laid 1 April 1942 - Launched 7 October 1942

  2. Commissioned 15 February 1943
    Sunk on 4th patrol by own torpedo, 26 March 1944, in the Palaus area
    Only one survivor

    Struck from Naval Register 29 July 1944

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 Tullibee SS-284 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 2z



Official business to the Chief of Bureau Of Medicine And Surgery. From the Jim Myerson collection.


USPS 4-bar

Vallejo CA



On Eternal Patrol, cachet by Alton M. (Budd) Arrington


USPS 4-bar

Mare Island CA



On Eternal Patrol, cachet by James R Hemenway


Other Information

USS TULLIBEE earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal w/ three battle stars during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the Tullibee, a whitefish of central and northern North America.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Kenneth C. Hurd.

Two submarines of the US Navy have borne the name TULLIBEE - USS Tullibee SS-284 and USS Tullibee SSN-597.



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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