WHITE SUMAC WLM 540

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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.

    YF-257 Class Lighter
    Keel Laid - Launched

  1. US Navy LIGHTER YF-416
    Commissioned 6 November 1943 - Decommissioned 19 September 1947 and transferred to the US Coast Guard

  2. USCGC WHITE SUMAC WAGL-540
    Commissioned 19 September 1947

  3. USCGC WHITE SUMAC WLM-540
    Redesignated (WLM) 1965 - Decommissioned 1 August 2002

  4. CAPOTILLO BA-2
    Transferred to the Dominican Republic & renamed

 

Naval Covers

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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)

 

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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USPS Type 9

New Orleans, LA

2002-08-01

GregCiesielski WhiteSumac WLM540 20020801 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Sorrel WLB296 19960620 1 Seal.jpg

Decommissioning. Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Type 9

New Orleans, LA

2002-08-01

GregCiesielski WhiteSumac WLM540 20020801 2 Front.jpg

N/A

Decommissioning. Cachet by Richard F. Hoffner

 

Other Information

USCGC WHITE SUMAC earned the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ 2 bronze stars and the Operational Distinguishing Device

NAMESAKE - Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Rhus, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and usually red, hairy fruit. Some species, such as the poison ivy and poison oak, cause an acute itching rash on contact.

 


 

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