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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.

    Hollyhock Class Tender
    Keel Laid 13 April 1936- Launched 24 March 1937

    Commissioned 7 August 1937

    Redesignated (WLM) 1965 - Decommissioned 31 March 1982

    Sold and renamed "Good News Mission Ship"
    Sunk as an artificial reef off Pompano Beach, FL 1990
Hollyhock WLM220 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 Hollyhock WAGL-220 / WLM-220 Covers Page 1    (1957-1982)



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


Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-76


GregCiesielski Hollyhock WLM220 19701225 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hollyhock WLM220 19701225 2 Front.jpg

Add-on Cachet


Other Information

USCGC HOLLYHOCK was awarded the National Defense ribbon with bronze star for her service during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, the Coast Guard Unit Commendation ribbon with the operational device for her part in a helicopter recovery effort in the 1970s and the Humanitarian Service ribbon for her part in the 1980 Mariel Boatlift.

NAMESAKE - The hollyhocks comprise about 60 species of flowering plants in the genus Alcea in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to southwest and central Asia. They are biennial or short-lived perennial plants growing to 3.5 m tall, with broad, rounded, palmately lobed leaves and numerous flowers, pink or yellow in the wild species, on the erect central stem.



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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