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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.

    Cohoes Class Net Laying Ship
    Keel Laid 31 December 1943 as YN-109 - Launched 15 April 1944

    Commissioned 15 March 1945 - Decommissioned 6 September 1946

    Laid up 11 May 1961 in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Struck from the Naval Register 1 September 1962
    Transferred to MARAD 1 September 1962 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
    Reacquired and reinstated in the Naval Vessel Register 21 September 1967
    Moved to Bremerton Naval Shipyard for conversion to a Yard Salvage Craft Tender (YRST)

  2. YRST-4
    Placed in service in March 1958 - Placed out of service, date unknown

    Struck from the Naval Register 1 September 1975 - Sold 1 September 1975

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 Naubuc AN-84 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


Machine Postmark

Port Townsend, WA


JohnGermann Naubuc AN84 19460802 1 Front.jpg

The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

USS NAUBUC earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) and the Philippines Liberation Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A town in Hartford County, Connecticut, the name of which is thought to be a corruption of air Indian word "upauk" meaning flooded over or over-flowing.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Harold E. Ford.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name NAUBUC - USS Naubuc (1864 Monitor) and USS Naubuc AN-84.



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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