New Cutter Named for Cape Cod Hero
April 26, 2011
CapeCodOnline reports that a new Coast Guard cutter, named for a Cape Cod guardsman who made a name for himself during a historic rescue off Chatham, Massachusetts, was launched on April 14 in Lockport, Louisiana.
The Bernard C. Webber is the first of 58 “Sentinel Class” Fast Response Cutters the Coast Guard plans to build, according to the agency’s website.
The vessel is named for “Bernie” Webber, boatswain’s mate of CG36500, who helped rescue 32 crewmen from the freighter Pendleton, which sank in a gale off Chatham, Massachusetts, in 1952.
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