April 16, 1959 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Helicopters from USS Edisto (AGB-2) began rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By April 26, the icebreaker had carried 277 flood victims to safety. Note, she was later transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Edisto (WAGB-284) in 1965. Edisto was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1974 and was later sold for scrapping in 1977.
Published: Tue Apr 21 13:47:48 EDT 2020