Today Marks 100-Years Since Sinking Of USS Tampa

Wednesday marks a sad and solemn anniversary in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.

It was 100-years ago today that a German torpedo sank the U.S.S. Tampa.

The Tampa was serving as an escort ship during World War I and went down in the Bristol Channel.

All 131 men on board were lost.

The sinking still stands as the greatest loss of life incurred by the Coast Guard in its history.


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