DUANE WHEC 33

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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.


    Treasury Class High Endurance Cutter
    Keel Laid May 1 1935 - Launched June 3 1936

  1. USCGC WILLIAM J. DUANE CGC-67
    Commissioned August 1 1936

  2. USCGC DUANE CGC-67
    Renamed mid-1937

  3. USCGC DUANE WPG-33
    Redesignated (WPG) April 1942
    Planned conversion to Amphibious Command Ship (AGC) April 20 1943 cancelled
    Returned to U.S. Coast Guard March 6 1944

  4. USCGC DUANE WAGC-33
    Redesignated Amphibious Command Ship (WAGC) January 16 1945

  5. USCGC DUANE WHEC-33
    Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC) May 1 1966
    Decommissioned August 1 1985

    Sunk November 27 1987 as artificial reef off Key Largo, Florida
Duane WHEC33 1 Crest.jpg
Duane WHEC33 2 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Duane Covers Page 1    (1936-46)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

 

Locy Type
5hks

"4CG CUTTERS / CHISTENED"

US Receiving Ship
Philadelphia Navy Yard

1936-06-03

GregCiesielski 4Cutters 19360630 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski 4Cutters 19360630 1 Front.jpg

As CGC-67
Launching of four USCG Treasury Class cutters, USCGC CAMPBELL WHEC-32, USCGC INGHAM WHEC-35, USCGC DUANE CGC-67/WHEC-33, USCGC TANEY WHEC-37



 

Locy Type
SL3 (Typed)

1937-01-19

GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370119 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370119 1 Front.jpg

As CGC-67
USCGC WILLIAM J. DUANE, searching for Emilia Earhart.


 

Locy Type
SL3 (Typed)

1937-01-22

GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370122 1 Front.jpg

As CGC-67
USCGC WILLIAM J. DUANE, searching for Emilia Earhart.


 

Locy Type
SL3 (Typed)
Missing Comma
after ships name

1937-01-22

GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370122 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski WilliamJDuane CGC67 19370122 1 Front.jpg

As CGC-67
USCGC WILLIAM J. DUANE, searching for Emilia Earhart.



 

Locy Type
3z

1943-10-01

JonBurdett duane agc6 19431001 pm.jpg
JonBurdett duane agc6 19431001.jpg

As WPG-33
"A 3z cancel was loaned to DUANE by the MELVILLE mail clerk in Dec 1942." - USCS Postmark Catalog


Post office established February 1 1944 - Disestablished July 16 1947


 

Locy Type
3z

1944-06-23

GregCiesielski Duane WPG33 19440623 1 Front.jpg

N/A

As WPG-33
Censored sailor's mail.


 

Locy Type
2z

1946-10-26

GregCiesielski Storis WAGL38 19461026 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Storis WAGL38 19461026 1 Front.jpg

As WAGC-33
Add-on cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)

 

Other Information

DUANE received the following awards during her Coast Guard career: Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ one battle star, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal w/ two battle stars, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ four battle stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ four battle stars, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ two battle stars and the Meritorious Unit Citation w/ Gallantry Cross w/ Palm.

NAMESAKE - William John Duane (1780 - September 27 1865)
Duane was the third Secretary of the Treasury serving under President Andrew Jackson.

Three USCG cutters have been named after WILLIAM J. DUANE - USRC William J. Duane (1841), USCGC William J. Duane (1849) was captured by citizens of Norfolk who then turned her over to the Confederate States of America on 18 April 1861. She was commissioned in the Confederate Navy as the CSS Duane and USCGC Duane 1936.

 


 

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