Coast Guard Cutter Taney

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This collection of mailable vintage-photograph postcards celebrates and honors the history of the Taney, one of seven Secretary-class cutters built for the US Coast Guard during the Great Depression. Commissioned in 1936, 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: 9781467128421
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 15
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (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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