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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 26 2002,6:41  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

The U.S. Coast Guard had ten vessels assigned to Oahu in December 1941. They were stationed in Honolulu Harbor, but operated under the 14th Naval District. Many people know that the Taney is the last surviving Coast Guard vessel at or near Oahu during the 1941 attack, but how many people know the other vessels?

The Coast Guard historian's web site lists the following:

Taney (WPG-37)
Kukui (WAGL-225)
Reliance (WSC-150)
Tiger (WSC-152)

CG-400 (78-foot patrol boat)
CG-403 (78-foot patrol boat)
CG-27 (60-foot patrol boat)
CG-8 (former rum runner)
CG-4818
CG-517 (F B buoy boat)

I've been interviewing Tiger crewmen recently, and collecting photographs. I would also like to find crewmen from the smaller vessels at Pearl that day.

For example, the CG-400 went out to relieve Ward of her sampan at about the time the attack started. CG-400 is listed in the USS Antares deck log as coming out of the Pearl Harbor Main Channel at 7:50 that morning, and the Bishop's Point Radio Log recorded the CG Radio Station near Diamond Head talking to CG-400 about the Ward's sampan shortly before that.

We also know that a CG vessel went out to take a civilian off of the USS Helm in mid-morning.  The boy was the Commanding Officer's son, who had been onboard for the short trip from East Loch to the deperming bouys in West Loch.  The attack started as Helm was in the channel, so she left Pearl at high speed with the boy still onboard. Helm passed close enough to the CG-400 on the way out that one of the Helm crewmen later said they almost "ran them over."  

If you know anyone who may have photographs of the Coast Guard vessels, or may have been on one of the smaller boats that morning, I would love to hear from you.

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Hi, here's a couple of sites (you've probably already found these, but I know I'd rather be told twice than not at all).

COAST GUARD UNITS IN HAWAII, DECEMBER 7, 1941

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The Coast Guard in Hawaii on 7 December 1941

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The Pearl Harbor Attack Hearings also have a reference to CG-196, although that is the only reference I've found listing that vessel.

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i thankyou for the links.  i have been searching a bit for pics of the vessels and you have provided some.  again thankyou.


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