POPLAR WLR 241

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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.

    Goldenrod Class 104 ft River Tender
    Keel Laid - Launched 1939

  1. USLHST POPLAR
    Commissioned 1939 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service

  2. USCGC POPLAR
    U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service combined to form the U.S. Coast Guard 1939

  3. USCGC POPLAR WAGL-241
    Assigned to U.S. Navy November 1 1941
    Returned to U.S. Coast Guard January 1 1946

  4. USCGC POPLAR WLR-241
    Redesignated (WLR) 1965
    Decommissioned September 26 1973

    Transferred to the National Science Foundation 1973
    Fate Unknown
USCG Seal.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. USCGC Poplar WAGL-241 Covers Page 1     (1942-1973)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image


 

Locy Type
RECD


USPO Slogan
Machine Cancel
Albany NY

1942-09-03

GregCiesielski Poplar WAGL241 19420903 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski Poplar WAGL241 19420903 1 Front.jpg

1939 New York World's Fair cover. Incoming mail to the ship. From the Dennis Pack collection.

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Refers to trees in the genus Populus.

 


 

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