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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.

    Coastal Tender
    Built 1939

    Placed In Service in U.S. Lighthouse Service

    Commissioned July 8 1939
    Transferred to U.S. Navy June 1 1941

    Redesignated Auxiliary Tender (WAGL) 1942

    Redesignated 1954
    Decommissioned July 1 1982

  5. FNH NOGALL 252
    Transferred to Honduras
    Wrecked during Hurricane Mitch in 1998

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 Walnut WLM-252 Covers Page 1     (1942-1982)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type RCVD


WLM-252. From the John Young collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A shade tree whose hard wood is used in making furniture and whose round nut is edible.

Two cutters of the United States Coast Guard have borne the name WALNUT - USCGC Walnut WLM-252 and USCGC Walnut WLB-205



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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