From the Bridge Wing 9-26-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1918 – The Imperial German Navy submarine UB-91 torpedoed and sank Coast Guard Cutter Tampa with a loss of all hands. Tampa was steaming alone to Milford Haven, Wales, after being detached from ocean escort duty when attacked.  On board were 111 Coast Guardsmen, four U.S. Navy personnel, and 15 British passengers, bringing the total of men lost that night to 130.  One body was recovered and buried at sea while the bodies of two of the Coast Guard crew washed ashore in Wales and were buried in a small church yard in Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  One body was returned to the family in the U.S. after the war while one, who was never identified, is still interred in Lamphey to this day.  Local residents care for the grave.

1942 – Coast Guard Cutter Ingham rescued eight survivors from the torpedoed SS Tennessee.

1994 – Coast Guard forces departed for Haiti in support of Operation Restore Democracy.


 Coast Guard Participates in Survival Training Wet Drills – KIII TV

CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – U.S. Coast Guard crews received a refresher course Wednesday morning, making sure to stay on top of their game when it comes to survival training. Crews from all over the area gathered at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi to take part in their annual survival training. The drills consisted of the popping of flares and smoke, plus familiarizing personnel with flight suits and other equipment.


“Oh Dear Rachel” is dedicated to Mrs. Rachel Horne whose husband, Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, was killed by suspected smugglers off the southern California coast Dec. 2, 2012. The cadence is one of the top five finalist in Coast Guard Cadence Contest 2013 and details Senior Chief Horne’s last moments alive written from the prospective of the Coast Guardsman to his wife. This cadence was submitted to Training Center Cape May, N.J., by an anonymous author.

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