Drone captures dramatic sinking of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, formerly the Navy fleet tug Zuni, at the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef. The reef is located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May. (Video by Andre Malok and Craig McCarthy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
A half-century later and renamed the Tamaroa, it overcame gale force winds and 40-foot waves to help save seven people off the New England coast, a rescue effort immortalized in the book and film “The Perfect Storm.”
Lloyd served on the USS Arikara ATF 98. Before that he was on the USS Joseph E Campbell DE 70. “I count every day a bonus. I came close to death in the war and I’m still here this Veteran’s Day (2003) and I still think of all the young men that lost their lives. […]
NAFTS 2017 REUNION September 21-25, 2017 @ San Diego, CA
January 12, 2003 USS Ontario ATO-13 Author Elmer F. Hartley MM I/C USNR The ship was a single screw sea-going tug and was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ, Nov. 23, 1911 and was launched, April, 1912 and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, during Sept., 1912. The U.S.S. ONTARIO served as […]
On March 23, 2016, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and the U.S. Navy announced the discovery of the wreck of USS Conestoga within the waters of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California.