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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.

    Lake Class Cutter
    Keel Laid 29 November 1927 - Launched 16 June 1928

  2. Commissioned 13 October 1928 - Decommissioned 30 April 1941

    Transferred to Royal Navy 30 April 1941

  3. HMS HARTLAND Y00 (British Naval Service)
  4. Commissioned 30 April 1941

    Sunk by gunfire from the French destroyer Typhon within Oran Harbor, Algeria 8 November 1942


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. USCGC Pontchartrain Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Machine Cancel

Los Angeles CA



Cachet by Walter G. Crosby. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

Two cutters of the US Coast Guard have borne the name PONTCHARTRAIN - USCGC Pontchartrain and USCGC Pontchartrain WHEC-70.



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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