Dallas Meets Up With Dallas in Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas and the USS Dallas, both sponsored by the Dallas, Texas, Navy League, were in port together more than 4,000 miles away in Gibraltar earlier this week. The 378-foot high endurance Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is home ported in Charleston, S.C., and is about halfway through a four-month deployment. The cutter made stops in Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea,...

Happy Birthday Coast Guard

On this date in 1790, Congress authorized the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton’s proposal to build ten cutters to protect the new nation’s revenue (Stat. L. 145, 175). Alternately known as the system of cutters, Revenue Service, and Revenue-Marine this service would officially be named the Revenue Cutter Service (12 Stat. L., 639) in 1863. The cutters were placed under the...

Coast Guard Cutter Supports Africa Partnership Station

By Navy Seaman William Selby WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has been deployed for two months to support the Africa Partnership Station as part of the U.S. Global Fleet Station Initiative, the ship’s commanding officer said today. Coast Guard Capt. Robert P. Wagner told online journalists and bloggers that the Dallas crew has operated with the navies and coast guards of countries...

Coast Guard Cutter Dallas enhances partnership and friendship with Ghana

SEKONDI, Ghana – The 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, homeported in Charleston, S.C., concluded a successful visit to the West African nation of Ghana July 17 after a three-day visit to the city of Sekondi. The Dallas is currently deployed off the coast of West and Central Africa in support of Africa Partnership Station. During their visit, several Dallas crewmembers teamed up with members...

Cutter Dallas Conducts At-Sea Exercise with Equatorial Guinea Navy

ATLANTIC OCEAN – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) concluded a three-day visit to the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea July 11 with an at-sea exercise involving five Equatorial Guinean naval vessels. Dallas, a 378-foot cutter home ported in Charleston, S.C., is currently deployed off the coast of West and Central Africa in support of U.S. Naval Forces Europe’s Africa Partnership...