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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.

    Wando Class Fleet Tug
    Keel Laid June 14 1915 - Launched March 7 1916

  1. USS WANDO Fleet Tug No. 17
    Commissioned April 3 1917

  2. USS WANDO AT-17
    Designated Fleet Tug (AT) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned April 18 1922
    Recommissioned May 15 1933

  3. USS WANDO YT-123
    Reclassified Harbor Tug (YT) February 27 1936

  4. USS WANDO YTB-123
    Reclassified Large Harbor Tug (YTB) April 15 1944
    Decommissioned July 3 1946

    Struck from Naval Register December 30 1946
    Sold April 28 1947 to Puget Sound Tug and Barge Co.

    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     (1933)



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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Postmark Image
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Cover Image

2nd Commissioning May 15 1933 to July 3 1946


Locy Type
SL5ts (26x3)


JonBurdett wando 1930 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wando 1930.jpg



Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
World War I Victory Medal (with Atlantic Fleet clasp) - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Named for a tribe of Indians of the Muskhpgean language Indian group who lived in South Carolina on the banks of the Cooper River



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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