This Day in Coast Guard History – August 27

Friday, August 27, 2010

1896-The crew of the Lifesaving Station at Fourth Cliff, Massachusetts, responded to a traffic accident in front of the station.  A party of women had been driving by on a horse-drawn buggy when their horse fell, breaking a shaft and the harness.  The surfmen repaired the harness and spliced the shaft, "the women being sheltered from the rain in the station until all was ready for them to leave."

1942-CGC Mojave rescued 293 men from the torpedoed transport SS Chatham in the Strait of Belle Isle.

1999- A boarding team from the CGC Munro discovered 172 illegal Chinese migrants aboard the fishing vessel Chih Yung off the coast of Mexico.

2008-CGC Dallas, while deployed as part of the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet, delivered 76,000 pounds of humanitarian relief supplies to the port of Bat'umi, Georgia after that country was attacked by Russia as part of "Operation Assured Delivery."  She was the second U.S. military vessel to deliver relief supplies to Georgia.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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