From the Bridge Wing 8-25-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-25-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1945 – Coast Guard Cutter Magnolia was rammed amidships on 25 August 1945 by the cargo ship SS Marguerite Lehand off Mobile Bay.  She sank in two minutes and one of her crew, F1 Harold F. Harwell, was killed.  The other 49 were rescued.  Those survivors cross-decked to the new tender Coast Guard Cutter Salvia (WAGL-400) which then took Magnolia’s place....