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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.

    Point Class 82 foot Coastal Patrol Boat
    Keel Laid - Launched

  1. USCGC CG 82335
    Commissioned August 8 1962

    Named January 1964 - Decommissioned May 25 2000

    Transferred to Republic of Georgia June 29 2000
    Sunk by Russian Forces on August 19 2008 (South Ossetia War)
PointCountess WPB82335 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. Covers Page 1     (1969-2000)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Machine Cancel

Port Angeles WA


GregCiesielski PointCountess WPB82335 19690925 1 Front.jpg


Add-on cachet by Richard Hoffner


Machine Cancel

Tacoma WA


GregCiesielski PointCountess WPB82335 19780511 1 Front.jpg


Add-on cachet by Michael F. Hebert (Mh Cachets)


USPS Type 9

Nokomis FL


GregCiesielski PointCountess WPB82335 20000525 1 Front.jpg


Decommissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NOTE: Two ships (ex-Point Countess and ex-Point Baker) were in port undergoing maintenance when the South Ossetia War began. During the evening of 18 August 2008, a Russian army unit (including at least three T-72 tanks) drove south out of Abkhazia, reaching Poti the next morning. Later that day, Russian troops sank both Point-class ships (along with various other Georgian warships) pierside with demolition charges.

NAMESAKE - Point Countess, Alaska



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