• Home
  • USS Coast Guard Cutter TAMPA

USS Coast Guard Cutter TAMPA

You may also like

The TAMPA was one of six Coast Guard cutters on convoy duty in World War I escorting ships between Gibraltar and Pembrokeshire ports. On 26 September 1918 she was sunk by a torpedo from UB 91 off the coast of Cornwall. All hands were lost, including 111 US coastguards, 4 US Navy sailors, 10 Royal Navy sailors, and 5 British civilian dockyard workers. The total loss of life was 131. It was the single largest loss of life the US Navy suffered during the First World War. A memorial mural was dedicated in Tampa, Florida, in February 2018.

This tribute was suggested by David Swiddenbank and Ceri Joseph. In association with Porthcawl Museum.

Dychweliad cartref William Williams
William Williams, Amlwch, and His Act of Bravery
The Evening Sun newspaper
Cardiff’s Merchant Fleet Takes a Heavy Toll
UC 31
U-Boat Project 1914-18