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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 - Launched

    Commissioned 10 March 1969 - Decommissioned for FRAM 11 November 1989
    Recommissioned following FRAM 1991 - Decommissioned 18 April 2017

  2. CSB 8020
    Transferred to Vietnam 28 May 2017
Morgenthau WHEC722 1969 1 Crest.jpg
Morgenthau WHEC722 1977 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 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 Morgenthau WHEC-722 Covers Page 1    (2005)



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


Pictorial Postmark

"San Francisco
Fleet Week Station"

San Francisco, CA


GregCiesielski Morgenthau WHEC722 20051008 1 Front.jpg


Fleet Week, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Henry Morgenthau Jr. (May 11, 1891 – February 6, 1967)
Morgenthau was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

USCGC Morgenthau earned the Navy Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon, the Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon and the Vietnam Campaign Medal for her service during the Vietnam War.



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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