NSC namesakes– Frank H. Newcomb?

If you are not familiar with the Story of the Cutter Hudson’s heroism during the Spanish American War, you might want to take a look at this piece by one of our regular participants, William R. Wells, II (Wells2).

As the author points out, the crew never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. I would love to see the Hudson’s captain, First Lieutenant, Frank H. Newcomb, USRCS, receive the Medal of Honor as Wells2 suggest, but perhaps the Coast Guard should honor him by naming one of the new NSCs in his honor.

While we are at it any other candidates for this honor?

Lake Class Cutters in WWII

1932 photo of the USCGC Cayuga later-HMS Totland, Y-88; later-Mocoma, WPG-163.

1932 photo of the USCGC Cayuga later-HMS Totland, Y-88; later-Mocoma, WPG-163.

The 50 Destroyer deal, where the US gave the Brits 50 old flush deck destroyers under Lend-Lease, is pretty famous, but there was also a 10 cutter deal where we gave them 10 relatively new 250 foot cutters. The 255s were built to replace these.

I was surprised to learn that they had managed to sink three submarines.