Thursday, 14 March 2013

USCGC Escanaba (WMEC-907)

USCGC Escanaba (WMEC-907) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her keel was laid on April 1, 1983 at Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island. She was launched February 6, 1985 and is named for her predecessor, USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77), which was named for the Escanaba River and Escanaba, Michigan. Escanaba (WMEC-907) was formally commissioned August 29, 1987 in Grand Haven, Michigan, and the home port of her predecessor. The first Escanaba was sunk by either a mine or enemy torpedo on June 13, 1943, during World War II's Battle of the Atlantic, while escorting a convoy off Newfoundland. There were only two survivors out of the 105-man crew.

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