CGC RICHARD DIXON (WPC 1113)
“Initiative and Fortitude”
Welcome to the Coast Guard Cutter RICHARD DIXON (WPC 1113)! Our unit endeavors to live up to the example set by our namesake, Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Richard D. Dixon, who selflessly braved breaking surf on the Tillamook Bay entrance bar to escort the FANTASY ISLE to the safety of the bay and did so again the very next day to save the lives of all four souls aboard a capsized recreational vessel mere feet from the north entrance jetty.
Commissioned in June of 2015, the CGC RICHARD DIXON (WPC-1113) was the first Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be homeported in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. The capabilities the cutter and her crew brought to bear within the Caribbean were truly a game-changer, conducting long-range Law Enforcement patrols and supporting Search and Rescue both domestically and internationally. Today CGC RICHARD DIXON is one of seven Fast Response Cutters homeported in Puerto Rico, each standing a taut-watch on the front-lines to keep their nation's southernmost boarder safe and secure.
Richard Dixon, a Boatswain's Mate stationed at Tillamook Bay, was awarded two Coast Guard Medals for his heroic actions on July Fourth weekend, 1980. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Coast Guard Heroes: Richard Dixon
Address: 5 Calle La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901