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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.

    Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate
    Authorized as Patrol Gunboat PG-134
    Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) April 15 1943
    Keel Laid June 3 1943 - Launched August 12 1943

    Commissioned September 6 1944 - Decommissioned October 1 1945

  2. EK-25 (Soviet Naval Service)
    Transferred to the Soviet Union October 2 1945 and renamed
    Returned to U.S. custody October 31 1949
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Yokosuka Group

  3. MOMI PF-284 (Japan Defence Force)
    Transferred on loan to Japan January 14 1953

    Struck from Naval Register December 1 1961
    Transferred outright to Japan August 28 1962

  4. MOMI YAC-31
    Reclassified Auxiliary Stock Vessel (YAC) March 31 1965
    Decommissioned by Japan April 1 1965
    Returned to U.S. custody July 12 1971

    Transferred to South Korea for cannibalization

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. USS Poughkeepsie PF-26 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


Locy Type


GregCiesielski Poughkeepsie PF26 19450216 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Poughkeepsie PF26 19450216 1 Front.jpg

Dispatching Office Receipt


Other Information

NAMSAKE - A city on the east bank of the Hudson River, 65 miles north of New York City



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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