Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guardsmen, survivors, family members, and community members from around the Tampa Bay area commemorated the 34th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn tragedy, Tuesday, at Blackthorn Memorial Park in St. Petersburg. Tuesday’s ceremony consisted of an aerial...

Coast Guard honors fallen Blackthorn shipmates

 Coast Guard honors fallen Blackthorn shipmates
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Families and Coast Guard members gathered at the 33rd annual service of remembrance honoring the lives of those lost in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn at the Blackthorn Memorial Park here, Monday. The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan 28, 1980. The Blackthorn lost 23 of 50 crewmembers during the...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial service to be held Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend the 32nd anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Blackthorn Memorial Park off Interstate 275. The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan 28, 1980. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial ceremony

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Chief Warrant Officer Michael Tomasi, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, renders a salute during the 31st anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn ceremony Jan. 28, 2011, in St. Petersburg. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –  Coast Guardsmen, survivors, family members, and community...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial service to be held Friday

USCG File PhotoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend the 31st anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at 11 a.m., Friday, at Blackthorn Memorial Park off Interstate 275. The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan 28, 1980. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their...

30th anniversary memorial service for Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn to be held Thursday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend the 30th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Blackthorn Memorial Park off Interstate 275.

Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial service to be held Wednesday

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend a memorial service for the 23 Coast Guardsmen lost in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn on Jan. 28, 1980. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 28, at Blackthorn Memorial Park off Interstate 275 on the north end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg.