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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.
Naming Ceremony 27 February 2015
Keel Laid - Launched 23 May 2019
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- USCGC William Hart WPC-1134 Covers Page 1 (DATE RANGE)
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NAMESAKE - William Charles Hart, USCG (22 May 1898 - 12 February 1963)
Hart was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from St. Martin’s College and later enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Sept. 3, 1924. He was first advanced to temporarily boatswains mate March 6, 1925.
In November 1926, CG-213, with Hart in charge, stood out toward Absecon Bar to assist the stranded tug Thomas Tracy. Owing to the prevailing heavy seas, accompanied by a 70-mile gale, it was found necessary for the crew to abandon ship. To accomplish this, Hart skillfully maneuvered his boat near the tug and took off the crew. While this was in progress, one member of the crew of the tug fell overboard and was in imminent danger of drowning. Hart jumped overboard and affected the rescue at great personal risk, as the two vessels were not more than 8 feet apart in the raging seas. For his heroic and selfless action, Hart was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal on 24 May 1927.
Hart was also commended for actions in response to a floating gasoline fire in Arundel Cove while on board CG-210 26 August 1927. He was assigned to the Special Patrol Force-West off Florida from January to May 1928 and Special Patrol Squadron “Y” from July 1929 to November 1929. From 1933 to 1939 he served as a warrant officer in St. Louis with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In September 1939 he reported on board Cutter Aurora in San Pedro, California.
Hart was advanced to Chief boatswains mate 23 December 1940. Later, with the U.S. entry into World War II, Hart was commissioned a Lieutenant Junior Grade, 12 January 1942. In October 1942 Hart was temporarily serving as the commanding officer of Cutter Catoctin at its commissioning. He was subsequently made the cutters executive officer. After commended service in World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operations, Hart remained in the U.S. Coast Guard until he retired Aug. 1, 1950.
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