Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Fun Film: "Coast Guard Ice Patrol (1958)"

Details the work of the U.S. Coast Guard in the international sea lanes of the Northern Pacific [North Atlantic], where icebergs are a constant threat to passenger and cargo ships. USCG patrol vessels track ice formations, assisted by B-17 aircraft. Features footage of the famed liner Queen Mary and USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69), an Owasco class high endurance cutter. Mendota was scrapped in 1974.

Cruise ships have changed, too.

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