USCGC Escanaba (WPG 77)
Cutter of the Algonquin class
|Navy||The United States Coast Guard|
|Built by||Defoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||1 Oct 1932|
|Commissioned||23 Nov 1932|
|Lost||13 Jun 1943|
|Loss position||60° 50'N, 52° 00'W|
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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|1||Lt.Cdr. Raymond Joseph Mauerman, USCG||Dec 1936||Nov 1939 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John P. Murray, Jr., USCG||Nov 1939||Mar 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Carl Uno Peterson, USCG||Mar 1942||13 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.