Monday, July 7, 2014

Vacation Part 5: U.K. James and U.S.S. Taney - Pearl Harbor Survivor

Welcome to the USCGC Taney
This is part 5 of our regional travel - and this blog will take you into the USCGC Taney - a ship that survived the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. 
 
Rob and James inside the USCGC Taney

The USCGC Taney docked at Baltimore's Inner Harbor
WHAT IS THE USCGC TANEY? - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) TANEY is one of the famed Secretary/Treasury Class Coast Guard cutters built in the mid 1930s and which saw extensive service in war and peace for half a century. Commissioned on 24 October 1936, TANEY was first home ported in Honolulu, Hawaii, where, until the outbreak of World War II, she interdicted opium smugglers and carried out search and rescue duties from the Hawaiian Islands through the central Pacific Ocean.  

WHERE WAS THE TANEY AT PEARL HARBOR? - According to Historicships.org: On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Taney was assigned to the U.S. Navy's Destroyer Division 80, though she retained her Coast Guard crew. When Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor and other American military installations in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, Taney was tied up at Pier 6, Honolulu, where she was able to repeatedly engage Japanese planes which over flew the city. When the attack subsided, Taney immediately commenced anti-submarine patrol duties off Pearl Harbor.
THE HISTORY OF THE ATTACK AT PEARL HARBOR


Photo of of the Taney at the Pearl Harbor Attack

Newspaper Headline
 NEXT: SOOGIE THE TANEY'S MASCOT AND A TOUR THROUGH THE SHIP 

MY SHORT VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16qMlm9ctZw 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next