Thursday, June 15, 2017


by Bob Walsh

The Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch was the largest, fasted cutter of her day. In fact she is believed to have fired the first shot at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. She ship went down in 1917 after a collision with a passenger liner in the fog.

The ship has been located and identified in 300 feet of water off Point Conception near the Santa Barbara coast.

The wreck is in very bad shape and there are no plans to raise it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have always had great respect for the Coast Guard. My son served 14 years in the only special forces unit (MSRT) deploying world wide. My daughter in law is a Chief in the Coast Guard and was number one in her class at Petaluma, Ca.