Photo #: NH 41869
USCGC Tampa (Coast Guard Cutter, 1912)
Boat plate found 14 April 1924 on the beach at Rest Bay, Porthcawl, England. It is the only recovered part of USCGC Tampa, which was lost with all hands when she was torpedoed by the German Submarine UB-91 on 26 September 1918 in the Bristol Channel. With the exception of USS Cyclops, this was the the largest loss of life suffered by U.S. Naval forces in any incident of the the First World War.
Photograph received from the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, March 1931.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 23 September 2005