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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-208
    Redesignated April 15 1943 as Patrol Frigate (PF)
    Keel Laid September 14 1943 - Launched March 15 1944

  1. USS RACINE PF-100
    Commissioned January 22 1945 - Decommissioned June 27 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 19 1946
    Sold December 2 1947 to Franklin Ship Wrecking Co. Hillside, NJ for scrap

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. 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


JohnGermann Racine PPF100 19460430 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Racine PPF100 19460430 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Racine, WI

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Francis H. Wendt.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name RACINE - USS Racine PF-100 and USS Racine LST-1191



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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