Today in Coast Guard History – February 15th

  • 1911- Congress transferred Fort Trumbull, New London, Connecticut from the War Department to the Treasury Department for the use of the Revenue Cutter Service as its cadet training school.
  • 1943- CGC Calypso removed 42 persons from lifeboat of SS Buarque (Brazil) east of Cape Henry.
  • 1980- The 70-foot fishing vessel Donna Catalina sank 40 miles south of Nantucket Island. After pumps lowered to the four-man crew failed to keep up with the flooding, a Coast Guard helicopter lifted the crew to safety.
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