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.
- PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat
- USS PGM-12
Commissioned April 24 1945 - Decommissioned May 24 1946
- TUNG PING (Chinese Naval Service)
Transferred to the Republic of China June 30 1948
Defected to the People's Republic of China January 1949
Remained in service into the 1970s
Keel Laid August 31 1943 as Coastal Patrol Boat PC-1088
Reclassified (date unknown) as Motor Patrol Boat PGM-12
Launched January 18 1945
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- 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.
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Types 2# and 9# (Br. #15680) devices prepared but never issued
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