live fire exercise

Forward to UNITAS

Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va., represented the United States alongside their shipmates from the USS Rentz. They were joined by naval forces from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru and the United Kingdom.


Spencer

The sinking of U-175

This month marks the 70th anniversary of a decisive victory for the predecessor of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer. In the uncertain days of World War II, the Coast Guard-manned USS Spencer steamed alongside convoy ships maintaining long lines of food, men and war machines destined for the front lines of Europe. These ships faced a new, elusive enemy: U-boats. These submarines harassed the Allies’ supply lines, attacking at night and vanishing just as quickly. The crew of Spencer lived under constant threat of attack.


Horst Wessel model

Eagle 75: Honoring the past

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle recently visited Hamburg, Germany, as it continues on its 75th anniversary journey. Built in Hamburg in 1936, the crew honored the ship’s past and reminisced its legacy during the historic port call. Written by Petty […]