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I'm thinking of this fabric for a boy's tied quilt, with red cotton yarn tufts at each of the red anchor symbols. The Coast Guard, Pearl Harbor, and the beautiful cutter Taney have special meaning in my family.
This ship was built at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 1935-36, and commissioned October 24, 1936. Originally it was named Roger B. Taney after a former Acting Secretary of Treasury in Andrew Jackson's administration and former Chief Supreme Court Justice who was a native of Maryland and married to the sister of Francis Scott Key. The Taney's designation is WHEC-37. It is a High Endurance Cutter (WHEC). W is the designation for Coast Guard surface vessels. A cutter is a vessel 65 feet or more in length that can accomodate a crew for extended deployment. Only survivor still afloat of the 101 warships that were present and fought during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the Taney was tied up at Pier 6 in Honolulu Harbor and was ready to fire within 4 minutes of the attack. It was the last active ship at the battle to be decommissioned. Now it is a museum ship in Baltimore, Maryland. The Taney gave a half-century of wide-ranging continuous service: patrols and commercial seaplane base establishment assistance, South Pacific Ocean, Pearl Harbor attack, North Pacific Ocean patrols and intelligence gathering, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea convoys, Okinawa campaign, Korean War, weather and communications ship, officer training, Vietnam War, drug interdiction in Caribbean, the search for Amelia Earhart.