Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors

Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors
Crewmembers from various units throughout the Coast Guard 14th District greet a World War II veteran from an American airline honor flight from Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, alongside the other armed services, are observing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor...

Haunted Hull: Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Haunted Hull: Coast Guard Cutter Taney
The Coast Guard Cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story begins Oct. 24, 1936, when the ship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy yard. Shortly after being commissioned, the Taney was moved to its first homeport in Honolulu. There,...

Coast Guard Cutter Taney hosts Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Taney hosts Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi BALTIMORE – Cool winds whipped across the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Taney as it sat moored along Pier 5 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 2013. As a crowd of more than 150 people began to fill the carefully placed seats and surrounding deck space on the fantail of the Taney the brisk air soon became unnoticed. The crowd...

From the Bridge Wing 10-7-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-7-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1986 – An HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City located the disabled 44-foot Polish sailing vessel Gaudeamus with six Polish citizens aboard about 400 miles east of New York.  A motor vessel was on scene with Gaudeamus when it was found by the HC-130 and remained there until the Coast Guard Cutter Taney arrived the next day and took the...

From the Bridge Wing 9-30-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-30-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1899 – First Navy wireless message was sent via the Lighthouse Service Station at Highlands of Navesink, New Jersey. 1943 – Coast Guard Cutter E.M. Wilcox foundered off Nags Head, NC. One crewman was lost. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 1949 – The rank of Commodore, established in 1943 as...

Coast Guard Island to host 70th anniversary event of Pearl Harbor attacks

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to welcome and honor survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks, Wednesday, Dec. 7, during a remembrance ceremony that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy that helped bring the United States of America into World War II. The Coast Guard has hosted this event in conjunction with Chapter Two of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association for 10...

Remembering Lost Shipmates

Coast Guard Cutter White Alder, 4 December 1968. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” True to his word, the attack on Pearl Harbor which caused the loss of 2,403 souls and...