Tuesday, 13 August 2013

USCGC Escanaba

USCGC Escanaba (WMEC-907) is a US Coast 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 started on February 6, 1985 and is named for her precursor. USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77), which was named for the Escanaba River and Escanaba, Michigan. Escanaba (WMEC-907) was officially commissioned August 29, 1987 in Grand Haven, Michigan, the home port of her predecessor.

The initial Escanaba was sunk by either a mine or enemy torpedo on June 13, 1943, during World War II's Battle of the Atlantic, while accompanying a convoy off Newfoundland. There were merely two remains out of the 105-man crew.

2 comments:

  1. My Uncle Angelo Lobosco was on the Escanaba on June13,1943 .He was in the control room.He was only 17yrs old and it was a tragic loss to our family.You are all remembered on this day 72yrs later. God Bless You all and thank you for your services.

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  2. My Uncle Angelo Lobosco was on the Escanaba on June13,1943 .He was in the control room.He was only 17yrs old and it was a tragic loss to our family.You are all remembered on this day 72yrs later. God Bless You all and thank you for your services.

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