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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-114
    Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) April 15 1943
    Keel Laid July 7 1943 - Launched August 17 1943

    Commissioned April 15 1944 - Decommissioned August 1945

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1961

  2. EK-15 (Soviet Naval Service)
    Leased to Soviet Union August 17 1945
    Returned to U.S. custody July 14 1950

  3. KASHI PF-283 (Japanese Defence Force)
    Loaned to Japan May 16 1953 and renamed
    Transferred to Japan 1964

  4. KASHI YAC-12
    Reclassified Auxiliary Stock Craft (YAC)
    Decommissioned June 30 1967
    Returned to U.S. custody March 18 1968

    Transferred to South Korea April 1 1969 for parts
    Converted to floating pier


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     (DATE RANGE)



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






USPS Pictorial

"Commissioning Station"

Richland, WA


GregCiesielski Pasco PF6 19941015 1 Front.jpg

No Image

Note: Commissioning was April 15 1944, this cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of when she assigned to the Alaska Sea Frontier (Escort Division 27)
Cachetmaker - Rich Hoffner


Other Information

NAMESAKE - The city of Pasco, Washington



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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