PONTCHARTRAIN WHEC 70

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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.

    Owasco Class 255-foot High Endurance Cutter
    Originally to be named "OKEECHOBEE"
    Keel Laid 5 July 1943- Launched 29 February 1944

  1. USCGC PONTCHARTRAIN WPG-70
  2. Commissioned Patrol Gunboat (WPG) 28 July 1945
    Decommissioned 17 October 1947
    Recommissioned 5 September 1948

  3. USCGC PONTCHARTRAIN WHEC-70
  4. Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC) 1965
    Decommissioned 19 October 1973

    Sold for scrap
Pontchartrain WHEC70 Crest.jpg

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 WPG-70 / WHEC-70 Covers Page 1     (1945-1973)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image



1st Commissioning 28 July 1945 to 17 October 1947

Cutter had no Official Postal Facilities


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-38

1947-01-20

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WHEC70 19470120 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WHEC70 19470120 1 Front.jpg

The ship's name is misspelled in the cancel. Patriotic cachet by T & T - W. R. Threlkel and W. R. Tharp. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-38

(Bars Removed)

c 1952

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WHEC70 1952 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WHEC70 1952 1 Front.jpg

The ship's name is misspelled in the cancel. From the Dennis Pack collection.


 

Locy Type SL2

1946-12-27

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19461227 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19461227 1 Front.jpg

Example of the Gunboat's straight-line marking. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type SL

1947-04-19

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19470419 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19470419 1 Front.jpg

Example of the Gunboat's straight-line marking. Cachet by Jacques Minkus. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


 

Locy Type RECD

1947-05-30

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19470530 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19470530 1 Front.jpg

Example of the Gunboat's Received marking. Memorial Day cachet. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.



2nd Commissioning 5 September 1948 to 19 October 1973

No Postal Facilities Aboard the Cutter


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Long Beach CA

1965-06-02

GregCiesielski Pontchartrain WPG70 19650602 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Cachet by Edwin H. Lameck

 

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.

 


 

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