ALEXANDRIA PF 18

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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.
    Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate
    Originally designated Patrol Gunboat PG-126
    Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) April 15 1943
    Keel Laid June 23 1943 - Launched January 15 1944

  1. '''USS ALEXANDRIA PF-18'''
    Commissioned March 11 1945 - Decommissioned April 10 1946

    Struck from Navy Register May 21 1946
    Sold April 18 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Chester, PA for scrap

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     (1945)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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
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Killer Bar Text
Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

 
Locy Type
2z
1945-07-10
Censored wartime (WWII) use
 
Locy Type
2z
1945-10-27
to
1945-10-27
Notes: Cachet is thermographed.

 

Other Information

'''NAMESAKE''' - Named for the city of Alexandria, Virginia

 


 

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