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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.

    Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate
    Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat PG-155
    Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) April 15 1943
    Keel Laid August 18 1943 as Maritime Commission Type (T. S2-S2-AQ1) hull
    Launched September 17 1943

    Commissioned February 29 1944 - Decommissioned August 26 1945

  2. EK-19 (Soviet Union Naval Service)
    Transferred August 27 1945 the Soviet Union and renamed
    Returned to U.S. custody November 14 1949

    Recommissioned October 18 1950 - Decommissioned October 29 1951

  4. HTMS PRASAE PF-2 (Thailand Naval Service)
    Transferred on loan to Thailand and renamed

  5. HTMS PRASAE PF-412 (Thailand Naval Service)
    Reclassified PF-412 (Date unknown)

    Struck from Thai Navy Register and decommissioned June 22 2000
    Preserved as a memorial at Sattahib Naval Base Thailand December 27 2003


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. Covers Page 1     (1951)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Commissioning February 29 1944 to August 26 1945


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2nd Commissioning October 18 1950 to October 29 1951


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First Day Postal Service


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Other Information

GALLUP received 2 battle stars for her World War II service and 3 battle stars for her Korean War service

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Gallup, New Mexico



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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