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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.

    Legend Class, 418 foot National Security Cutter
    Keel Laid 27 January 2017 - Launched 22 November 2017
    Christened 9 December 2017

    Commissioned (Special) 1 May 2019
    Commissioned 24 August 2019
Midgett WMSL 757 Crest.jpg

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 Midgett WMSL-757 Covers Page 1     (2017-2019)



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


Pictorial Postmark

"Commissioning Sta."

Honolulu HI


GregCiesielski Midgett WMSL757 20190824 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Midgett WMSL757 20190824 1 Front.jpg

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


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Chief Warrant Officer John Allen Midgett, Jr., USCG (25 August 1876 - 9 February 1938)
Midgett was awarded the silver cup by the U.K. Board of Trade in 1918 for the renowned rescue of 42 British sailors aboard the British tanker MIRLO after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of North Carolina. He was also awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1924. In 1930, Midgett and his crew received one of Great Britain's highest honors, The Grand Cross, for their bravery.
Midgett was a senior enlisted member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service when it merged with the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to become today’s U.S. Coast Guard.

Two cutters of the US Coast Guard have been named in his honor - USCGC Midgett WHEC-726 and USCGC Midgett WMSL-757.

The ships sponsor is Jazania O’Neal, John A. Midgett’s granddaughter.



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