GALLATIN WHEC 721

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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.

    Hamilton Class 378-foot High Endurance Cutter
    Keel Laid 14 April 1967 - Launched 18 November 1967

  1. USCGC GALLATIN WHEC-721
  2. Commissioned 20 December 1968
    Decommissioned for Overhaul January 1990
    Recommissioned 11 September 1992 - Decommissioned 31 March 2014

  3. NNS OKPABAM F-93
  4. Sold to Nigeria, renamed and commissioned 7 May 2014
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19860704 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USCGC Gallatin WHEC-721 Covers Page 1    (1976-1986)

 

Postmarks

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2nd Commissioning September 11 1992 to 31 March 2014


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-22

1992-06-25

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920625 1 Front.jpg

Dependent's Cruise '92, ship's cachet. 5th Annual Fleet Week, NY Harbor 20-26 May 1992 rubber stamp markings also.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-22

1992-06-26

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920626 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920626 1 Front.jpg

"NAVY LEAGUE / CRUISE '92". 5th Annual Fleet Week, NY Harbor 20-26 May 1992 rubber stamp markings also. From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-22a

1992-07-04

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day, ship's cachet. Red ink.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-22a

1992-07-04

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920704 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920704 2 Front.jpg

Independence Day, ship's cachet. Black ink.


 

Locy Type F

"//1943-1993/ /
50th Anniversary / /
Battle Of The Atlantic //"

FPO AE 09570

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-22b

1993-05-28

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19930528 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19930528 1 Front.jpg

European Cruise 1993, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type F

1993-09-11

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19930911 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19930911 1 Front.jpg

Family Day / Open House, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"IN COMMISSION SPECIAL"

Governor's Island, NY

1991-12-20

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19911220 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19911220 1 Front.jpg

Overhaul Recommissioning (Special), cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"FORMAL COMMISSIONING /
GOVENOR'S ISLAND"

New York, NY

1992-09-11

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920911 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920911 1 Front.jpg

Recommissioning


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"IN COMMISSION ACTIVE"

Governor's Island, NY

1992-09-11

GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920911 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Gallatin WHEC721 19920911 2 Front.jpg

Recommissioning

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - GALLATIN is the sixth Coast Guard Cutter to be named after Albert Gallatin, who served as Secretary of the Treasury under the Presidents Jefferson and Madison. Gallatin was born in Switzerland in 1761 and came to America in 1780. In his long career of dedicated public service, he held office as Representative and Senator from the great state of Pennsylvania, Ambassador to France and the court of Saint James (Great Britain), and President of the National Bank.
He founded New York University and helped negotiate the treaty of Ghent to end the War of 1812. Albert Gallatin died in 1849 and is buried at Trinity Church, in New York City, where GALLATIN was home ported until 1996. {USCGC Gallatin website}

Six cutters of the US Revenue Service / US Coast Guard have borne the name GALLATIN - USN Gallatin (Revenue Cutter 1812-1813), USRC Gallatin (Cutter 1815-1824), USRC Gallatin (Cutter 1830-1840, 1848-1849), USRC Gallatin (Cutter 1874-1892), USCGC Gallatin (Patrol Boat 1926-1935), USCGC Gallatin WHEC-721.

 


 

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