USCGC Richard Dixon

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USCG lifeboat coxswain Richard Dixon.
Waves can be dangerous off Tillamook Bay.

In 2010, the United States Coast Guard decided that all the new Sentinel class cutters would be named after Coast Guard personnel who had been recognized for their heroism. Coxwain Richard Dixon was one of those to be honored.[1][2] The thirteenth cutter in the class will be named the USCGC Richard Dixon. She will be the first Sentinel class cutter to be homeported in Puerto Rico.[3]


  1. Stephanie Young. Coast Guard Heroes, United States Coast Guard, 2010-10-27. Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
  2. U.S. Coast Guard announces name for first Sentinel-class cutter, United States Coast Guard, 2010-03-22. Retrieved on 2013-02-01. “Previously designated to be named the Coast Guard Cutter Sentinel, the cutter Bernard C. Webber will be the first of the service’s new 153-foot patrol cutters. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen approved the change of the cutter’s name to allow this class of vessels to be named after outstanding enlisted members who demonstrated exceptional heroism in the line of duty. This will be the first class of cutters to be named exclusively for enlisted members of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services.
  3. Rhonda Carpenter. Coast Guard Commissions Third Fast Response Cutter, William Flores, Defense Media Network, 2012-11-05. “The first six FRCs for District 7 will be homeported in Miami; the next six in Key West; and the remaining six in Puerto Rico.”