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"Sea Queen" Acushnet
by John Perdue


December 29, 2004

I truly enjoyed your story "Ignore Blizzard---Return to ship" by Sid Morris of the "Sea Queen" Acushnet and the rescue effort on the SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton. Thanks for sharing it.

I intend to pass it along to my grandson this afternoon. He leaves January 1st for his first USCG ship..... USCG Acushnet WMEC167. As you know she is still serving our country in Ketchikan.

I couldn't be more proud of my grandson (OS3 Thomas Kotrba) or this great ship. Again thanks for sharing and I hope to someday visit the ship and Ketchikan.

John Perdue, USN Retired
Norfolk, VA - USA


Related Story:

"Ignore Blizzard -- Return To Ship" by Sid Morris USCG, July 1951 -July 1954



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