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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.

    Active Class Patrol Vessel
    Keel Laid 28 Aug 1926 - Launched 27 Jan 1927

    Commissioned 21 Feb 1927

    Redesignated (WSC) February 1942 - Decommissioned 7 May 1963

    Sold on 16 May 1964
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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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 WPC-130 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 name and/or commissioning period. 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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type 2z

Navy 226



GregCiesielski Boutwell WPC130 19490206 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Boutwell WPC130 19490206 1 Back.jpg

Incoming mail to BOUTWELL, redirected from Galveston TX to Panama City FL. From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.


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 Iron hulled topsail schooner), USCGC Boutwell WSC-130 and USCGC Boutwell WHEC-719



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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