Photo #: NH 1226
USCGC Tampa (Coast Guard Cutter, 1912)
Photographed in harbor, prior to World War I.
Completed in 1912 as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Miami, this ship was renamed Tampa in February 1916. On 26 September 1918, while operating in the English Channel, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine UB-91. All 131 persons on board Tampa were lost with her, the largest loss of life on any U.S. combat vessel during the First World War.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 17 September 2005