MAYFLOWER WPG 183

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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.

    Patrol Yacht
    Built 1896 as "OGDEN GOELET"
    Purchased by U.S. Navy 1898 and renamed

  1. USS MAYFLOWER
  2. Commissioned 24 March 1898 - Decommissioned 1 November 1904
    Recommissioned 25 July 1905

  3. USS MAYFLOWER PY 1
    Designated Patrol Yacht (PY) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 22 March 1929

    Sold 19 October 1931 to Leo P. Coe, an agent for Frank P. Parish
    Sold to Broadfoot Iron Works of Wilmington, NC
    Purchased by War Shipping Administration 31 July 1942 and renamed "BUTTE"

  4. USCGC MAYFLOWER WPG 183
  5. Transferred to US Coast Guard 6 September 1943, name restored
    Commissioned 19 October 1943 - Decommissioned 1 July 1946

    Returned to War Shipping Administration for disposal
    Sold 8 January 1947 to Frank M. Shaw of Baltimore, MD for use as an Arctic seal catcher

  6. MALLA
  7. Resold 1948 to Collins Distributer's Inc as an Aliyah Bet ship
    Fitted out for coastal trade at Genoa, Italy
    Carried Jewish refugees from the ill-fated Exodus to Haifa, Palestine

  8. INS MAOZ K 24
  9. Purchased by Israel 1950 and renamed
    Served as Patrol Craft and Training Ship

    Broken up 1955
Mayflower PY1 Postcard.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).

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  1. USS Mayflower PY-1 Covers Page 1     (1909-1929)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image



2nd Commissioning 25 July 1905 to 22 March 1929

Post Office Established 21 August 1908 - Post Office Disestablished 10 May 1929


 

Locy Type 1

(1909)

1909-05-14

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19090514 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19090514 1 Back.jpg

As PY-1. Panama picture postcard. From the Gary B. Weiss collection.


 

Locy Type 1a

1929-04-01

JonBurdett mayflower py1 19290401 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mayflower py1 19290401.jpg

As PY-1


 

Locy Type 1ay

("RECD")

1910-09-09

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19100909 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19100909 1 Back.jpg

As PY-1. Picture postcard. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
2 (AC)

1911-10-11

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19111011 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19111011 1 Back.jpg

As PY-1. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1927-03-04

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19270304 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19270304 1 Front.jpg

As PY-1. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

1911-10-30

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19111030 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

As PY-1. "On Piece". From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-87

1929-04-23

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19290423 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19290423 1 Front.jpg

As PY-1. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type P

[M-87 with 4 provisional bars]

1927-04-04

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19270404 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19270404 1 Front.jpg

As PY-1. From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
SLK

1929-04-12

GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19290412 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Mayflower PY1 19290412 1 Front.jpg

As PY-1. From the Jim Myerson collection.



USCGC MAYFLOWER - 3rd Commissioning 19 October 1943 to 1 July 1946

Post Office Established 8 May 1944 - Post Office Disestablished 1 September 1945


 

Locy Type
RECD

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. M-87a

1946-06-10

GregCiesielski Mayflower WPG183 19460610 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

As WPG-183. Postmark illustration from the USCS Postmark Archives.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A species of shrubs and trees with white or pink flowers and scarlet berries
Also the name of the ship that brought pilgrims to America in 1620

 


 

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