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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.

    Plainview Class Hydrofoil Research Ship
    Keel Laid 8 May 1964 - Launched 28 June 1965
    Delivered to the Navy, date unknown

    Placed in service 3 March 1969 - Placed out of service 22 September 1978

    Struck from the Naval Register 30 September 1978
    Sold for scrapping 1 July 1979
Plainview AGEH1 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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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. Plainview AGEH-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 name and/or commissioning period. 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


Machine Postmark

Bremerton, WA


JohnGermann Plainview AGEH1 19780922 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning. The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

PLAINVIEW earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Cities in Texas and New York.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. John T. Hayward.



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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