POLAR STAR WAGB 10

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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.

    Polar Class 399-foot Heavy Icebreaker
    Keel Laid 15 May 1972 - Launched 17 November 1973

  1. USCGC POLAR STAR WAGB-10
    Commissioned 17 January 1976
    Placed in a "Caretaker" status 30 June 2006
    Reactivated following overhaul 14 December 2012
PolarStar WAGB10 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USCGC Polar Star WAGB-10 Covers Page 1    (1973-2021)

 

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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-72

1976-01-17

Hoffman Polar Star WAGB 10 19760117 1 pm1.jpg
Hoffman Polar Star WAGB 10 19760117 1 front.jpg

Note: Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Locy Type
2-1n+ ("US COAST GUARD",
"Cutter" omitted)

(1982)

1984-12-25

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19841225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19841225 1 Front.jpg

Christmas and Deep Freeze '85, cachet by USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-2(n+) (USCGC,
FPO AP 96698-3920)

1994-12-31

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19941231 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19941231 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet.


 

Locy Type
2-2 (USCGC,
FPO AP 96698-3920)

2006-03-13

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20040313 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20040313 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet.


 

Locy Type
2-2(n+)a (USCGC,
FPO AP 96698-3920)

2016-06-20

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20160620 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20160620 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet.


 

Locy Type
9fy (USCGC /
NEW YORK NY) (USPO)

(1977)

1983-08-04

JonBurdett polarstar wagb10 19830804 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett polarstar wagb10 19830804.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-2 (USCGC,
FPO / AP 96698-3920)

1992-12-25

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19921225 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19921225 1 Front.jpg

Cachet designed by Richard J. (Dick) Weber, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Tom Kean collection.


 

Locy Type
9-2 (USCGC,
FPO AP 96698-3920)

2004-01-23

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20040123 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 20040123 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet. Postmarked with a Type 11 postmark from USAF McMurdo Station postmark.


 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - A visible star that is approximately aligned with the Earth's axis of rotation.

 


 

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