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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.

    378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter
    Keel Laid February 7 1966 - Launched October 1 1966

  2. Commissioned October 1 1967 - Decommissioned November 1986
    Underwent extensive modernization (FRAM)
    Recommissioned June 15 1990 - Decommissioned 30 March 2012

  4. Commissioned 22 November 2013 into the Philippine Navy

  6. Redesignated (FF) 2016

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 Dallas WHEC-716 Covers Page 1     (1994-2003)



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
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

1st Commissioning 1 October 1967 to November 1986


Locy Type
2(n+) ("USCGC")


GregCiesielski Dallas WHEC716 19740823 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dallas WHEC716 19740823 1 Front.jpg

From the Richard F. Hoffner collection.

2nd Commissioning 15 June 1990 to 30 March 2012


Pictorial Postmark

Governors Island NY


GregCiesielski Dallas WHEC716 19900615 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dallas WHEC716 19900615 1 Front.jpg



Other Information

NAMESAKE - Alexander J. Dallas, the Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison (1814-1816)

Six cutters of the US Revenue Service/US Coast Guard have borne the name DALLAS - USRC Dallas (1816-21), USRC Dallas (1830-36), USRC Dallas (1846-48), USRC Dallas (1874-1907), USCGC Dallas (1925-1936), USCGC Dallas WHEC-716.

PHILIPPINE NAMESAKE - Commodore Ramon Abacan Alcaraz (August 15, 1915 - June 25, 2009) was an officer in the Philippine Navy during the Second World War. A member of the 1st graduating class (4-year curriculum) of the Philippine Military Academy in 1940. He served with Philippine Army after graduation then joined the Offshore Patrol unit of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), predecessor of the Philippine Navy. Alcaraz had been promoted to Captain and awarded a Silver Star by General MacArthur and later was incarcerated in Malolos, Bulacan POW Camp during WWII. After 26 years of active service, Commodore Alcaraz was placed on the retired list from active duty on January 22, 1966.



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