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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.

    Talbot Class Torpedo Boat
    Keel Laid April 8 1897 - Launched November 14 1897

  1. USS TALBOT Torpedo Boat No. 15
    Commissioned April 4 1898 - Decommissioned February 20 1904
    Recommissioned August 31 1906 - Decommissioned May 1 1912
    Retained in service as a ferryboat for service between Washington Navy Yard and the naval facilities at Indian Head, MD.

  2. BERCEAU Ferry Boat
    Renamed April 11 1918 and reclassified

    Designated (YFB) July 17 1920 - Placed out of service June 20 1940

    Struck from the Naval Register July 18 1944
    Sold for scrapping, date 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     (1940)



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


Machine Postmark

Indian Head, MD


The ship had no postal facilities.


Locy Type
3r (AC-BBT)


USS Rhind



Incorrectly listed as Decommissioned, actually "Place Out Of Service". Cachet by Al Cohen


Other Information

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



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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