USCGC Taney Baltimore Reviews
"The Queen of the Pacific" Jun 24, 2012
The USCGC Taney is a Coast Guard ship constructed in 1935 as part of the treasury class cutters before World War I. It was attached to the destroyer division 80 in 1941 and fought against the Japanese planes in Pearl Harbor. Its main base was Honolulu, Hawaii.
Taney was used to carry out anti-submarine patrols off the coast of Hawaii and was later a convoy escort in the Pacific through 1943. In 1944, she served as a flagship for task force 66,the USS Atlantic fleet, escorting as many as 6 convoys between North Africa and the East Coast of the United States.
During the battle of Okinawa in 1945, Taney served as a flagship for Calvin Cobb. She drowned 4 Japanese Kamikazes and one 'Betty' bomber. After World War II, Taney was relocated to Alameda in California from where she carried out law enforcement, search and rescue and ocean weather patrol duties from 1946 through 1972. Taney was decommissioned in 1986 and moved to Baltimore where she currently serves as a historic ship/ museum.
It is quite big, my family spent half an hour going through it. The boy scouts team was getting ready to rid in her in the morning,so the children were being given instructions and shown were they would sleep. It was quite interesting. Highly recommended should you find yourself in Baltimore.
It is cheaper to see all 4 ships instead of 1. $18 for 4 or $11.50 for 1.
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