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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.

    Island Class 110 foot Patrol Boat
    Keel Laid - Launched

    Commissioning (Formal) 20 September 1991
    Decommissioned 17 March 2014

    Purchased, and was donated, to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 11 December 2017
BainbridgeIsland WPB1343 Crest.jpg
MVSharpie 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 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. USCGC Bainbridge Island WPB-1343 Covers Page 1     (1991-2008)



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


Machine Cancel

Monmouth GMF, NJ


GregCiesielski BainbridgeIsland WPB1343 19910920 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski BainbridgeIsland WPB1343 19910920 1 Back.jpg

Commissioning (Formal). Cachet by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the John Young collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - (BAINBRIDGE ISLAND) An island in Puget Sound, Washington

NAMESAKE - (SHARPIE) Named after its donor, Medtech Entrepreneur Chris Sharp.



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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