Who would have thought that a ship that was at Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 is still afloat?
Taney serves 50 years…..Continuous
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Posted by: PA3 Casey Ranel, 8th USCG District PA
Tucked away in the Baltimore Harbor is the Coast Guard Cutter Taney, a 327-foot Security Class cutter that was commissioned, Oct. 24, 1936, after being built at the Philadelphia Navy Ship Yard. By 1941, the cutter and its crew of 221 was on its way to become a vital part of American history.
The Taney was named for Roger Brooke Taney, who was born in Calvert County, Md., March 17, 1777. Taney graduated from Dickinson College in 1795 and went on to study law in Annapolis, Md. Following school, he started a law practice in Baltimore. By 1831, Taney was appointed United States Attorney General, and in…
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