From the Bridge Wing 8-6-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History

  • 1878-The last true sailing cutter built for the Revenue Service, Chase (Salmon P. Chase) was completed on 6 August 1878 at the shipyard of Thomas Brown of Philadelphia.  Barque-rigged,Chase displaced 142 tons and served as a cadet practice vessel for nearly 30 years before being decommissioned and transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service.
  • 1918-The first American lightship to be sunk by enemy action, Lightship No. 71, was lost on the Diamond Shoals station.  LS 71 had reported by radio the presence of a German submarine that had sunk a passing freighter and that message was intercepted by the U-104, which then located the lightship and, after giving the crew opportunity to abandon ship in life boats, sank it by surface gunfire. The lightship’s crew reached shore without injury.
  • 1984-CGC Point Divide seized the HMAV Bounty, a replica of the HMS Bounty that was used in the 1984 motion picture “The Bounty,” for customs violations.
  • 1997-CGCs Basswood and Galveston assisted in the rescue of the survivors of the crash of a Korean airliner, Flight 801, in Guam.

Moving day: First wave of personnel begin work at new HQ – Coast  Guard All Hands blog brings us photos of the first wave of personnel to move into the new Coast Guard Headquarters building.

Recruit Journal Quebec 188 Week: 02 – It’s the first blog entry for the new group of recruits.

Amver cruise ship assists in the rescue of 102 people in Alaska from disabled tour boat – From the AMVER Blog comes the story of a rescue in Alaska on last Friday..

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