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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.

    Pegasus PHM-1 Class Patrol Combatant-Missile (Hydrofoil)
    Keel Laid 10 July 1979 - Launched 16 September 1981

    Commissioned 26 June 1982 - Decommissioned 30 July 1993

    Struck from Naval Register 30 July 1993
    Scrapped 19 August 1996

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 Aquila PHM-4 Covers Page 1     (1981-1993)



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


Type 9 Postmark

"Naval Base Sta."

Bremerton, WA


Commissioning. The ship had no postal facilities. Cachet by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for a northern constellation in the Milky Way.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. John D. Bulkeley, wife of Rear Admiral John D. Bulkeley, World War II PT-boat hero.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name AQUILA- USS Aquila AK-47 and USS Aquila PHM-4.



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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