With nearly seven and a half decades of water in her wake, Smilax is the oldest U.S. Coast Guard cutter in service today and she turns 75 on November 1.
Tag: Queen of the Fleet
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, commissioned in 1936, is considered the “Queen of the Fleet” as the longest-lived and most famous of the 327-foot Secretary class cutters. In this week’s Long Blue Line series we share the first part of Campbell’s history and its brave convey escort through waters infested with Nazi submarines.
Posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Gold Ancient Mariner Adm. Bob Papp and Silver Ancient Mariner Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Hearn pose with the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, the new Queen of the Fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick
JUNEAU, Alaska – Acushnet arrives in Juneau Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 for a port visit before returning to their homeport of Ketchikan. The crew conducted 43 boardings of commercial vessels and assisted fishermen on the vessel Butterfly as it was taking on water south of Kodiak. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Walter Shinn. The “Queen