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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
    Keel Laid April 6 1943 as Patrol Gunboat PG-144
    Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) April 15 1943
    Launched May 28 1943

    Commissioned October 1 1943 - Decommissioned June 12 1945

  2. EK-42 (Soviet Union Naval Service)
    Transferred June 13 1945 to the Soviet Union and renamed
    Returned to U.S. custody November 16 1949
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Yokosuka Group

    Recommissioned October 11 1950 - Decommissioned October 29 1951

    Struck from Naval Register November 20 1951

  4. HTMS TACHIN PF-1 (Thailand Naval Service)
    Transferred on loan to Thailand

  5. HTMS TACHIN PF-411 (Thailand Naval Service)
    Redesignated (Date unknown)
    Decommissioned June 22 2000

    Preserved as a memorial at Sattahib Naval Base Thailand


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    (1943-51)



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

Post Office Established January 24 1944 - Disestablished May 3 1945


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use

Post Office Reestablished July 27 1951 - Disestablished October 25 1951


Locy Type




Locy Type
LDPS 2 Oct 25, 1951


Last Day Postal Service


Locy Type
LDPS 9efu


Last Day Postal Service


Other Information

GLENDALE was awarded 5 battle stars for her World War II service and 4 battle stars for her Korean War service

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Glendale, California



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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