This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 15

Friday, April 15, 2011

1909- Point Judith, Rhode Island: The schooner G.A. Hayden grounded northeast of the station. The sea being too rough for surfboat, life-saving crew took the beach apparatus to the wreck and succeeded in reaching her with the second shot. The first of her crew was landed in the breeches buoy at 12: 10 am. After 4 trips the last one came ashore at 12: 45. The vessel was a total loss.

 
1986-  The Libyan military, on orders from dictator Moammar Gadhafi, fired a missile at the Coast Guard LORAN Station Lampedusa, off the coast of Italy.  The missile fell harmlessly in the Mediterranean and there were no casualties.
 
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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