Tag: Queen of the Fleet

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s “Queen of the Fleet” and the Battle of Convoy ON-166, part 1

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.

Smilax becomes Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard Cutter Smilax logo which designates the cutter Queen of the Fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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

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“Queen of the Fleet” decommissions

CGC Acushnet

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

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