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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.

    82-foot Point Class Cutter
    Keel Laid - Launched

  1. USCGC WPB-82339
    Commissioned 29 October 1962

    Named January 1964 - Decommissioned 24 June 2001

    Transferred to Costa Rica
Point Chico WPB 82339 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).

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  1. USCGC Point Chico WPB-82339 Covers Page 1    (1990-2001)



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



CG Group
Yerba Buena Is.
San Francisco CA


GregCiesielski PointChico WPB82339 20010622 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PointChico WPB82339 20010622 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
According to the USCG Historian's Office, the Decommissioning date for Port Chico was 24 June 2001.


Other Information

USCGC Point Chico earned three USCG Unit Commendation Ribbons and one USCG Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon during her career.



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