BERNARD C WEBBER WPC 1101
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid April 9 2010 - Launched April 21 2011
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- USCGC Bernard C. Webber WPC-1101 Covers Page 1 (2010-2011)
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Keel Laid, cachet by Richard Hoffner
NAMESAKE - BM Bernard C. Webber, USCG (May 9, 1928 – January 24, 2009),
Webber was a United States Coast Guardsman. He was a petty officer assigned to Station Chatham, Massachusetts and part of his duties were that of coxswain of Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36500.
Webber and his crew of three rescued the crew of the stricken tanker SS Pendleton, which had broken in half during a horrific storm on February 18, 1952 off Cape Cod. Webber maneuvered the 36-foot lifeboat under the Pendleton's stern with expert skill as the tanker's crew, trapped in the stern section, abandoned the wreck of their ship on a Jacobs ladder into the Coast Guard motor lifeboat.
Webber and his crew of three, Engineman Third Class Andrew Fitzgerald; Seaman Richard Livesey; and Seaman Ervin Maske, saved 32 of the 33 Pendleton's crewmen who were on the stern section of the ship. All four Coast Guardsmen were awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for their heroic actions. Their successful rescue operation has been noted as one of the greatest in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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