Friday, June 11, 2010

Current Research-USRC Hudson and Frank Newcomb

For the next issue of The Daybook, we are working on an article about the USRC Hudson, an armed cutter in service with the United States Revenue Cutter Service. The tug nominally patrolled New York City before being called into Naval service for the Spanish-American War.  She and her commanding officer, a legendary Revenue Cutter Service officer named Frank Newcomb, came to the Norfolk Navy Yard (shown here) to have the ship outfitted with armor plates and two six-pounder guns before heading south to Cuba.  It is our distinct honor to have Dr. William Thiesen, Atlantic Area historian for the United States Coast Guard, research and write about this subject.

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