The Escanaba

100 lives were lost when the ship mysteriously exploded near Greenland.

Escanaba cutter

Ray O'MalleyRay O'Malley

Ray was one of only two survivors when the Coast Guard's most famous rescue ship vanished from a convoy.

Was it a Nazi submarine?

Historians still argue over what caused the disaster, and O'Malley would spend the rest of his life honoring his lost crew. For 64 years he represented them at the annual memorial service at the Escanaba's original homeport of Grand Haven, Michigan.

 

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