|Soogie the Taney's Mascot|
WHO IS SOOGIE THE DOG? -
|Main deck of the US CGC Tane|
|The radio room|
|Story of Soogie!|
This is the adventurous, true story of Sinbad, mascot of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell during World War II, whose exploits became legend. Although famous to thousands of people in many nations, Sinbad was happiest at sea, treading the decks of the sleek Campbell, where he was treated as just another member of the crew. He slept and ate his chow with the men and even had his own battle station. Battles and hurricanes never dulled his love of standing on the heaving deck with spray breaking over his wiry body. To Coast Guardsmen on the Campbell and all over the world he was real hero. This new edition, the first in 60 years, includes photos of Sinbad and an introduction by Mike Walling, author of Bloodstained Sea, The U.S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1944.
|Turn around, James!|
GOING DOWN A DECK - From the upper deck there were instructions to turn around and go down stairs backwards (which didn't sit well with me, because I have a fear of heights, AND the stairs were open!).
|Hallway below deck|
According to Historicships.org, from 1977 until 1986, TANEY carried out search and rescue duties, fisheries patrols in the North Atlantic, drug interdiction patrols in the Caribbean, and summer training cruises for the Coast Guard Academy. During this period she made 11 major seizures of illegal drug including a 1985 bust which netted 160 tons of marijuana – the largest in US history.
On 7 December 1986, after more than 50 years of continuous service, TANEY was decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia, and donated to the City of Baltimore to serve as a memorial and museum.
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