Coast Guard Cutter Dallas returns home after final patrol as a U.S. warship

7th Coast Guard District NewsCHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is scheduled to return to homeport at 1050 Register St., Charleston, S.C., at 10 a.m. today for the final time as a Coast Guard cutter after completing a successful 94-day patrol.

During the cutter’s three-month patrol, the crew made one marijuana seizure and one cocaine drug interdiction. The ship also transferred detainees suspected of attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S., to various law enforcement agencies. The cutter made a stop in Cartagena, Colombia, and several visits to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

For more information on the two drug interdictions by the Dallas crew click here.

The cutter is scheduled for a decommissioning ceremony March 30 and will be transferred to the Philippine navy by the end of May 2012.

The recent success of the cutter Dallas adds to a proud legacy that began when the ship was commissioned in 1967. For more information on the cutter’s history visit

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