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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.

    Cactus (A Class) 180 Foot Buoy Tender
    Keel Laid 2 February 1942 - Launched 3 July 1942

    Commissioned 17 November 1942

    Redesignated 1965 - Decommissioned 15 February 1972

    Donated to Cleveland Public School System 19 June 1972
    Sold to a private owner 1980's
    Modified and used as a mobile fish-processing vessel in Alaska 1992-96
    Sold for scrap 2012

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 Woodbine WAGL / WLB-289 Covers Page 1     (1944-1972)



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 RCVD


WLB-289. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Woodbine may refer to species of Lonicera (honeysuckle) or Parthenocissus is a genus of tendril climbing plants in the grape family, Vitaceae.



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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