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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.

    Sentinel Class Cutter
    Keel Laid - Launched 30 July 2015

    Commissioned (Special) 17 July 2015
    Commissioned (Full) 16 October 2015

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. USCGC Heriberto Hernandez WPC-1114 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 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 Type 9

San Juan PR



Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Fireman Heriberto S. "Ed" Hernandez, USCG (23 July 1948 - 5 December 1968).
Hernandez was a fireman on board a Point Class cutter, the USCGC Point Cypress WPB-82326, during the War in Vietnam. He was killed in the course of a reconnaissance mission on the Rach Nang River when his fiberglass boat came under automatic weapons fire from a riverside bunker operated by the Viet Cong. Hernandez, along with the other two crew members, was hit by several rounds. Although brought back aboard the Point Cyprus, Hernandez was declared dead soon after. He received a Bronze Star with Combat "V" device and the Purple Heart Medal posthumously.



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