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Hero Class 378-ft High Endurance Cutter<br/>
 
Hero Class 378-ft High Endurance Cutter<br/>
 
Keel Laid 5 April 1971 - Launched 4 September 1971<br/><br/>
 
Keel Laid 5 April 1971 - Launched 4 September 1971<br/><br/>
<li>'''USCGC MIDGETT WHEC-726'''<br/>Commissioned (Special) 17 March 1972- Commissioned (Full) 26 October 1972<br/>
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<li>'''USCGC MIDGETT WHEC-726'''</li>Commissioned (Special) 17 March 1972- Commissioned (Full) 26 October 1972<br/>
Decommissioned 7 January 1991<br/>
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Decommissioned (for FRAM) 7 January 1991<br/>
 
Recommissioned following FRAM Overhaul (Special) 25 April 1992<br/>
 
Recommissioned following FRAM Overhaul (Special) 25 April 1992<br/>
Recommissioned (Full) February 1993 - Decommissioned (Scheduled) 20 March 2020
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Recommissioned (Full) February 1993<br/><br/>
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<li>'''USCGC JOHN MIDGETT WHEC-726'''</li>Renamed (Date) - Decommissioned 26 March 2020<br/>
 
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<h3>Naval Covers</h3>
 
<h3>Naval Covers</h3>
 
This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the  
 
This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the  
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range for covers on that page.
 
range for covers on that page.
 
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<li>[[MIDGETT_WHEC_726_Covers_Page_1 | USCGC Midgett WHEC-726 Covers Page 1]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(1971-1999)</li>
 
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<h3>Other Information</h3>
 
<h3>Other Information</h3>
'''NAMESAKE''' - Chief Warrant Officer John Allen MIDGETT, Jr. was born in 1876 in Rodanthe, North Carolina and served for nearly forty years with the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the Coast Guard. He was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for his heroic rescue of 36 crewmen from the torpedoed British tanker MIRLO in 1918. Bos'n Midgett and his lifeboat crew rescued the entire crew, despite rough seas and flames from the tankers cargo of refined oil and gasoline. J.A. Midgett, Jr. was also one of seven of Midgett family members to have been awarded the nations highest award for saving a life - the Gold Lifesaving Medal. {USCG Historian Office}
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'''NAMESAKE''' - Chief Warrant Officer John Allen Midgett, Jr., USCG (25 August 1876 - 9 February 1938)<br/>Midgett was awarded the silver cup by the U.K. Board of Trade in 1918 for the renowned rescue of 42 British sailors aboard the British tanker MIRLO after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of North Carolina. He was also awarded the '''Gold Lifesaving Medal''' by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1924. In 1930, Midgett and his crew received one of Great Britain's highest honors, The Grand Cross, for their bravery.<br/>Midgett was a senior enlisted member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service when it merged with the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to become today’s U.S. Coast Guard.<br/><br/>
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Two cutters of the US Coast Guard have been named MIDGETT - USCGC Midgett WHEC-726 and [[MIDGETT_WMSL_757_ | USCGC Midgett WMSL-757]]
 
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Revision as of 14:44, 2 August 2020

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.

    Hero Class 378-ft High Endurance Cutter
    Keel Laid 5 April 1971 - Launched 4 September 1971

  1. USCGC MIDGETT WHEC-726
  2. Commissioned (Special) 17 March 1972- Commissioned (Full) 26 October 1972
    Decommissioned (for FRAM) 7 January 1991
    Recommissioned following FRAM Overhaul (Special) 25 April 1992
    Recommissioned (Full) February 1993

  3. USCGC JOHN MIDGETT WHEC-726
  4. Renamed (Date) - Decommissioned 26 March 2020
Midgett WHEC726 1 Crest.jpg
JohnMidgett WHEC726 2 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. USCGC Midgett WHEC-726 Covers Page 1     (1971-1999)

 

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.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

Westwego LA

1971-04-05

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19710405 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Keel Laying


 

USPO
Machine Cancel

New Orleans LA

1972-03-30

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19720330 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Note:


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel

USPS VA

1972-06-25

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19720625 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

USPS
Machine Cancel

USPS CA

1972-10-26

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19721026 1 Front.jpg

N/A

First Day of Commission


 

USPS
Machine Cancel

San Diego CA

1978-01-25

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19780125 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Official Ships Cachet


 

Locy Type
2-2mtn+
(USS FPO AP
96635-2780)

USS Constellation
CV-64

1999-07-01

GregCiesielski Constellation CVA64 19990701 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Port Visit - Pusan, Korea, cachet by USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Chief Warrant Officer John Allen Midgett, Jr., USCG (25 August 1876 - 9 February 1938)
Midgett was awarded the silver cup by the U.K. Board of Trade in 1918 for the renowned rescue of 42 British sailors aboard the British tanker MIRLO after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of North Carolina. He was also awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1924. In 1930, Midgett and his crew received one of Great Britain's highest honors, The Grand Cross, for their bravery.
Midgett was a senior enlisted member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service when it merged with the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to become today’s U.S. Coast Guard.

Two cutters of the US Coast Guard have been named MIDGETT - USCGC Midgett WHEC-726 and USCGC Midgett WMSL-757

 


 

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