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.


Day 3: Coast Guard Video of the Year

We’re now into day three of voting for Coast Guard Video of the Year! Last week we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2009. Now, it is time for you to vote on your […]


itCG-medevacs at sea, CG unit hosts disabled and terminally ill kids, SAR hearing, NTSB recommendation

Post Written by Bob Hopkins Guardians from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 32-year-old man with symptoms of pneumonia from a 165-foot fishing vessel approximately 150 miles northwest of St. Paul. The man was delivered safely to St. Paul […]