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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.
    PCE-842 Class Patrol Escort
    Keel Laid December 7 1942 - Launched May 15 1943

  1. '''USS PCE-894'''
    Commissioned August 10 1944
    Assigned to U.S. Naval Reserve at Chicago, IL in 1948

  2. '''USS FARMINGTON PCE-894'''
    Named February 25 1956 - Decommissioned (Date unknown)

    Struck from the Navy Register December 1 1964

  3. '''YAN TAING DONG'''
    Transferred to Burma May 31 1965
    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     (1964)



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
Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

No Postmarks Reported

Double-ring CDS

Port Huron MI
1964-07-18 N/A
Anti-Submarine War (ASW) Games 1964. Participants include USS Runner SS-476, USS Amherst PCE(R)-853, USS Havre PCE-877, USS Ely PCE-880, USS Farmington PCE-894, USS Portage PCE-902 and USS Daniel A. Joy DE-585.


Other Information

This section lists any other information that might be relevant to this ship.



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