Coast Guard Cutter Dallas decommissioned

7th Coast Guard District NewsCHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Cutter Dallas a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, is decommissioned Friday after 45-years of service in a ceremony presided over by Vice. Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area.

“Legacy cutters like Dallas have delivered great value to the American people, but a new and more capable cutter fleet is vital to our ability to continue to provide frontline operations as we have for more than two-hundred years,” said Parker. “Today marks the final chapter in the distinguished history of the Cutter Dallas — it is a very special day.”

Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has had a long and distinguished history participating in conflicts abroad, providing lifesaving service and humanitarian relief, vigilanlty standing watch during the Cold War, enforcing laws and treaties and conducting nation-building training and professional exchanges in various countries.

During the final patrol, the crew of the Dallas interdicted approximately 4,000 pounds of cocaine and 940 pounds of marijuana during two separate cases while patrolling the Caribbean Sea.

Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is scheduled to be transferred through the Foreign Assistance Act to the Philippine government for service in their navy.

 

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