BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-8) - History - United States Coast Guard Service 1946-1972

United States Coast Guard Service 1946-1972

In 1946, the U.S. Navy transferred Wachapreague to the United States Coast Guard, which commissioned her as the Coast Guard cutter USCGC McCulloch (WAVP-386). Reclassified as a high endurance cutter and redesignated WHEC-386 in 1966, McCulloch served for nearly 26 years, on patrol in ocean stations in the North Atlantic Ocean, reporting weather data and engaging in search-and-rescue and law-enforcement activities.

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