Featured Photo – Auxiliary Escort for CG Cutter Mohawk

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla., May 16, 2012─Coast Guard Auxiliary Facility “Carol D” escorts the WWII Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk into Mantanzas Pass where she will be prepared for her final resting place in the Gulf of Mexico.

During WWII, the Mohawk served as a convoy escort in the Atlantic and is credited with 14 German U-Boat battles.  It was from her communication room that the final “all clear” weather report was relayed to General Dwight Eisenhower, whereupon he subsequently launched the Normandy Invasion.

Sometime in July, after decontamination, the Mohawk will be scuttled 16 miles off Sanibel Island in 80 feet of water to serve as an artificial reef and Veteran’s Memorial.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Auxiliarist Constance O. Irvin

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