The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History
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ISBN10:
1609490509
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Pages:
160
ISBN13:
9781609490508
Goodreads Rating:
3.55
Published:
September 10th 2010 by History Press

On February 18, 1952, off the coast of Cape Cod, a fierce nor'easter snapped in half two 503-foot oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer. Human grace and grit, leadership and endurance prevail as Theresa Mitchell Barbo and Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.) recount the historic, heroic rescue of thirty-two merchant mariners from the sinking Pendleton by four young Coast Guardsmen aboard the 36-foot motor lifeboat CG36500. A foreword by former Commandant Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.) and an essay by Master Chief John "Jack" Downey (Ret.), a veteran of thousands of modern-day small boat rescues, round out the special third edition of this classic work on Coast Guard history.