Coast Guard Cutter Taney

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Commissioned in 1936, The Taney was one of seven Secretary-class cutters built for the US Coast Guard during the Great Depression. She served continuously for 50 years, including service in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The Taney was in Honolulu during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, and participated in the defense of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. During World War II, she saw service in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. The Taney spent several years on ocean weather station duty in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Later, she patrolled the East Coast of the United States, performing drug interdiction duties. The Taney is the only surviving ship that was present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She was decommissioned in 1986 and has since been a museum ship in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where she hosts an annual Pearl Harbor commemoration on December 7.
ISBN: 9781467127745
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Bob Ketenheim, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in Altoona and raised in Cresson. He served 32 years in the US Navy Reserve, retiring as a chief operations specialist. Author of four other historical titles, including three with Arcadia Publishing, he has had a lifelong interest in history.
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