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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.

    Villalobos Class Mobile Station Tanker
    Built 1911
    Launched February 4 1911 as WILLIAM F. HERRIN
    Delivered March 20 1911 to the Associated Oil Co.
    Renamed (Date unknown) COLORADO
    Renamed (Date unknown) TYPHOON
    Acquired by U.S. Navy October 19 1943

    Placed in service until Commissioning

    Renamed and Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) February 10 1944
    Decommissioned February 16 1946

    Struck from Naval Register February 26 1946
    Transferred to Italy March 16 1948
    Operated by Petroleum Society and Navigation Co. Genoa, Italy

    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. 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

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Other Information

TYPHOON received three battle stars for her World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

NAMESAKE - Ruy Lopez de Villalobos
Villalobos was a 16th century Spanish navigator and explorer, and was given command of a force sent out by the Viceroy of Mexico to explore unknown islands in the southern seas of the Pacific. On November 1 1542, Villalobos departed Mexico with five ships. In the course of his voyages, he discovered the Palaus, or the Western Caroline islands; and navigated the Philippine Archipelago, discovering them and naming them in honor of the reigning Spanish monarch, King Philip II. In 1546, the intrepid explorer died at Ambon, in what is now Indonesia



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