Allied Warships

USCGC Escanaba (WPG 77)

Cutter of the Algonquin class

NavyThe United States Coast Guard
TypeCutter
ClassAlgonquin 
PennantWPG 77 
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched1 Oct 1932 
Commissioned23 Nov 1932 
Lost13 Jun 1943 
Loss position60° 50'N, 52° 00'W
History

USCGC Escanaba (Lcmdr Carl Uno Peterson, USCG) was sunk by an explosion off Ivigtut, Greenland in position 60º50'N, 52º00'W. There were only two survivors out of a crew of 103 rescued by the Raritan and Amongst those killed was the commanding officer Lcmdr Peterson.

 

Commands listed for USCGC Escanaba (WPG 77)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Raymond Joseph Mauerman, USCGDec 1936Nov 1939 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. John P. Murray, Jr., USCGNov 1939Mar 1942 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Carl Uno Peterson, USCGMar 194213 Jun 1943 (+) (1)

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Notable events involving Escanaba include:


16 Jun 1942
USCGC Escanaba picks up 39 survivors from the American passenger ship Cherokee that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-87 northeast of Cape Cod in position 42°25'N, 69°10'W.


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