Coast Guard Cutter Smilax Becomes Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Patrick Kelley Washington, DC – Last night Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Gold Ancient Mariner sent the following all hands message to the members of the Coast Guard.   Today, at a ceremony in Atlantic Beach, NC, The Cutter Smilax relieved the watch as queen of the fleet. ┬áCommissioned on 01 NOV 1944, Smilax is now the oldest...