The keel laying took place on August 20, 1942 and the vessel was launched on November 14, 1942. Cuyahoga sank after a night-time collision in the Chesapeake Bay while on patrol in 1978. To those who perished with these ships, you are not forgotten. ~ ACACIA (W-200) 172ft buoy tender Built 1919 1,130 ton ex Army minelayer Shelled and sunk by U-161, 26 March 1942 Crew safely abandoned ship ~ BEDLOE (W-128) Active class, 125ft cutter "COAST GUARD CRAFT SINKING: A Coast Guard LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry) lists sharply after being fatally hit during the invasion of the coast of France. USCGC CUYAHOGA, M/V SANTA CRUZ II (Argentinean): Collision in Chesapeake Bay on 20 October 1978 with Subsequent Sinking of USCGC CUYAHOGA with Loss of Life. Former Lieutenant Peter Eident talks surviving the capsizing and The Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga, which was homeported at the Reserve Training Center at Yorktown, Virginia celebrated 50 years of commissioned service on 3 March 1977. by Jim Gill (USCG Ret.) U.S. Coast Guard Ship Losses. May your Souls rest in Eternal Glory. 0 Reviews. The USCGC Cuyahoga (WIX-157) was an Active Class Patrol Boat built in 1927 and seeing action in World War II.It sunk after a night-time collision in the Chesapeake Bay while on patrol in 1978. On Oct. 20, 1978, the collier M/V Santa Cruz II, loaded with 19,500 tons of coal, was steaming southbound on the Chesapeake Bay when it collided with a northbound Coast Guard cutter, the Cuyahoga. The Cuyahoga sank moments later in what was considered the worst accident in Coast Guard history. Cuyahoga Sinking / Coast Guard Training #256100 CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 24, 1978 View other clips in this broadcast â Material supplied by VTNA may be â¦ https://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2011/10/history-remembering-the-cuyahoga It was later raised and re-sunk as an artificial reef off the Virginia coast and is now a popular recreational dive site. Defense Technical Information Center, 1979 - 62 pages. She was later raised and re-sunk as an artificial reef off the Virginia coast and is now a popular recreational dive site.. Background. United State Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite Investigation Report and Photograph - Page 4 - Historical The United States Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite was a 180-foot vessel built by Marine Ironworks and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth, Minnesota. USCGC Cuyahoga (WIX-157) was an Active-class patrol boat built in 1927 which saw action in World War II. Along with the USCGC BLACKTHORN collision 15 months later, the catastrophic sinking of the CUYAHOGA caused the Coast Guard to recommit itself to proficiency and reexamine the requirements for training, qualification standards and bridge manning requirements. She was the oldest operational commissioned ship in all of the United States sea services at that time.