The Long Blue Line
The Long Blue Line: USCG Cutter Jackson
On Sept. 12, 1944, the liberty ship George Ade was torpedoed off Cape Hatteras, N.C., by German Sub U-518. Coast Guard Cutters Jackson and Bedloe were sent out on a rescue mission during a hurricane. The mission ended with the loss of both cutters, including 21 of 22 officers and enlisted personnel.
The Long Blue Line: 75 years ago – Escanaba rescues hundreds then perishes
USCG Atlantic area historian, William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. recalls the heroic rescue of the Cutter Escanaba shortly before her sinking.