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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.

    Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Ship
    Keel Laid 6 March 1993 - Launched 3 December 1993
    Christened 12 March 1994

    Commissioned 15 October 1994 - Decommissioned 1 October 2004

    Commissioned 8 October 2004 - Decommissioned 30 September 2011

    Recommissioned 30 September 2011 - (Proj. Inactive Date 31 March 2021)
Zephyr PC8 Crest.jpg

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 incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). 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 Zephyr PC-8 Covers Page 1    (1994-2011)



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.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

USPS Pictorial Postmarks


Pictorial Postmark

Fleet Week
New York Sta."

Kings Point NY


GregCiesielski Zephyr PC8 20180523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Zephyr PC8 20180523 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week 2018, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - A soft gentle breeze.



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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