Remembering the Escanaba

For many, June 13th is a day just like any other. However, for the crew of the USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907) and the citizens of Grand Haven, Michigan, it is a day of somber remembrance. The USCGC ESCANABA that we know and love today is not the first Coast Guard Cutter to bear the name. In fact, this is the third ESCANABA that the United States Coast Guard has seen. The first USCGC ESCANABA (WPG 77) sank sixty-seven years ago on June 13th, while performing escort duty of an Allied convoy in the North Atlantic Ocean. 101 men lost their lives that fateful night.

Read the rest of the story at the Cutter Escanaba blog.

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