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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
    Authorized as Patrol Gunboat PG-209
    Keel Laid 23 September 1942
    Reclassified as Patrol Frigate (PF) 15 April 1943
    Launched 9 February 1944

    Commissioned 29 January 1945 - Decommissioned 14 March 1946

    Struck from Navy Register 23 April 1947
    Transferred to MARCOM for disposal - Sold 22 April 1948 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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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 Greensboro PF-101 Covers Page 1    (1945)



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
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2z


Navy Day. Cachet by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS. From the William J. Wladyka collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. C. I. Carlson.

The ship was manned by a US Coast Guard crew for the duration of her commissioning.



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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