Photo: Date: 31 March 1927; USCG Photo #: 16079-A Photographer: J. N. Heuisy (U.S. Coast Guard photo). USCGC Jackson soon after her commissioning.
Two “buck and a quarter,” 125 foot cutters, USCGC Jackson (WSC-142) and the Bedloe (WSC-128) were going to the aid of a torpedoed freighter. Lightship 73 was simply in the path of a Category-4 monster.
The Coast Guard was not the only service to suffer losses due to this Hurricane. The Destroyer USS Warrington (DD-383) was lost 13 September, with 248 of her crew, only 73 survived. She was East of West Palm Beach, FL, and NE of the Bahamas as the storm moved North.
The minesweeper YMS-409 was lost with all hands, not far from the Coast Guard ship, the night of 14/15 Sept.