From NavalCoverMuseum
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

    Hamilton Class 378-foot, High Endurance Cutter
    Keel Laid 12 December 1966 - Launched 17 June 1967

    Commissioned 24 June 1968 - Decommissioned for FRAM March 1989
    Recommissioned (Special) 13 September 1990 - Recommissioned (Full) 2 May 1991
    Decommissioned 16 March 2016

    Christened 21 JULY 2016 into the Philippine Navy

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 Boutwell WHEC-719 Covers Page 1     (2016)



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


Pictorial Postmark

"City of Roses"

Portland OR



Portland Rose Festival, rubber stamp cachets.


4-bar Cancel

"Midway Philatelic Sta."

San Diego CA



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


Other Information

NAMESAKE - George Sewall Boutwell (28 January 1818 – 27 February 1905)
         Boutwell was an American politician, lawyer, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as Secretary of the Treasury under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, the 20th Governor of Massachusetts, a Senator and Representative from Massachusetts and the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue under U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. He was a leader in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson.

Three cutters of the US Coast Guard have borne the name BOUTWELL - USRC Boutwell (1873-1907), USCGC Boutwell WSC-130 and USCGC Boutwell WHEC-719.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. Douglass Dillon, the wife of the Honorable C. Douglass Dillon, former Secretary of the Treasury.

PHILIPPINE NAMESAKE - Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897), revolutionary and founder of the Katipunan movement. He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines, and is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first President of the Philippines (through the revolutionary government he established), but officially he is not recognized as such.



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.


Copyright 2023 Naval Cover Museum