USCGC BODEGA WYP-342
December 20, 1943
These three photos depict the BODEGA lost by grounding while attempting salvage operations of the SS JAMES WHITYCOMBE
off of the Panama Canal.
SEPTEMBER 12, 1951
Coast Guardsmen examine the wreckage. I have no further information on this photo but have been told it was the remains
of a UAL aircraft off of the San Francisco International Airport.
QUEEN OF BERMUDA
JANUARY 6, 1955
After rescuing ten crewmen off the foundering Newfoundland fishing vessel STUDENT PRICE II on January 6, 1955, 200 miles
north northwest of Bermuda, the Furness liner QUEEN OF BERMUDA plows through heavy seas on its way to Bermuda. The "Queen",
which raced 150 miles off her course to effect the rescue, was guided to the scene by three Voast Guard and two Air Force
DOCK FIRE NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 15, 1955
No further information is available for this photo but shows a CG forty-footer and the tug CG64310 attempting to extinguish
USCGC WESTWIND WAGB-281
GREENLAND AUGUST 3, 1964
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WESTWIND (WAGB-281),an icebreaker, lines the rails of the vessel's bow as she
smashes her way toward the small Danish cargo ship, the M.V. ELFY NORTH, beset in heavy sea ice in Melville Bay, Greenland.
The WESTWIND freed the vessel on August 3, 1964, allowing her to proceed on a supply mission in the area. (USCG)
SCHOONER LIKI TIKI
DECEMBER 1, 1964
To the LIKI TIKI's rescue once again. The 67-foot schooner LIKI TIKI drifts helplessly in the Atlantic Ocean, whipped
by gale force winds, 60 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J., after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter removed the yacht's six occupants
on December 1, 1964. The LIKI TIKI was on a skin diving expedition to Big Pine Key, Fla., when enveloped by snow squalls
and 20-foot seas. Her rigging was badly damaged, and she began taking on water. Despite the Coast Guard's continuous efforts
to salvage the vessel, she capsized and sank off Cape Charles, Va., in 110 feet of water. The Coast Guard's rescue operations
marked the 9th time that the service had come to the aid of the LIKI TIKI since July 1. (USCG)
FEBRUARY 2, 1965
The 82-foot Coast Guard Cutter POINT BATAN maintains surveillance on the 459-foot Russion tanker, M.V. LIEPAJA, near the
Ambrose Lightship off the entrance to New York Harbor. The Treasury Department granted clearance on February 2 for the tanker
to enter the port of New York and anchor in Gravesend Bay to take on emergency provisions and water. (USCG)
No further information is available for this photo but it sures looks like she could use some assistance!
INJURED COAST GUARDSMAN
APRIL 19, 1972
Medevac patient, Seaman apprentice Paul D. Smith USCG, is removed to a waiting ambulance for transportation to USPHS San
Francisco April 19, 1972.
Smith, suffered from a possible concussin from a fall aboard the Coast Guard Cutter KLAMATH on Ocean Station November
on the 7th, was evacuated by this H3F helicopter from San Diego when doctors determined that his condition was deteriorating.
The KLAMATH left station and rendezvoused with the Helo when within 250 miles of San Francisco. She then returned to the
The helo suffered a loss of one engine en route to San Francisco, another helo, a HH52 from San Francisco, was dispatched
to escort her the remaining way. The medevac was sucessfully completed with no further complications around 2pm. (USCG)