Comanche was the former Navy
auxiliary ocean tug USS Wampanoag
in reserve until 25 February
which time she was loaned to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard placed her
in commission as the cutter Comanche on that date although it was not
until a little over 10 years later, on 1 June 1969, that the Navy
transferred her to the Coast Guard. Comanche 202 is an active museum ship. For
more on "Comanche 202" contact Joe Petersom at Facebook. (URL to be
We are trying to complete an update of our membership email
list. Over the last few months, we have sent out bulk emails to
all our members; each time, many dozens of addresses currently
on file have bounced back as undeliverable (the list IS getting
shorter). To ensure that we can get information to you through
emails, we need to have accurate addresses. I would ask that all
members who have not received an email from the Tug Association
in the last 6 months to please go to the About section, click on
Contacts, click on Membership, and send me your current email
address. Thank you.
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in a growing Coast Guard Veteran’s organization
of helping preserve the heritage of one of the world’s most
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newsletters covering plans, projects and progress
CGTA Logo patch for Life Members
Gold and color filled CGTA Challenge coin for Life Members
Membership certificate suitable for framing for Life Members
Membership Identification card
growing assortment of memorabilia available for purchase
through the Ship’s Store.
Please mail your 2022 dues to
Coast Guard Tug
PO Box 771535
Lakewood, OH 44107
Guard Tug Association is a non-profit 501 C3 Veteran's
organization located in Cleveland, Ohio, whose mission is to
preserve the heritage and history of Coast Guard Tugs,
and to continue the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of those
veterans who served in them.
Our goal is to educate the public of the vital role
these cutters played in search and rescue, icebreaking
for commercial shipping and maintaining aids to
navigation; and highlight the important role they played in
United States maritime history. With our mission clearly
defined, please explore this website, learn about the Coast
Guard's work horse cutters.
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