| USCGC (United States Coast Guard Cutter) TANEY, a National
Historic Landmark, is the last surviving warship that was present and fought at
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Named for former
Secretary of the Treasury, Roger B. Taney, the ship was one of seven cutters named
for Secretaries of the Treasury. The Treasury Class cutters represented the ultimate
development of pre-World War II patrol gunboats. They were large, powerful warships
designed to provide maritime law enforcement, search and rescue services, and
communication and weather services on the high seas. Treasury class cutters served
as convoy escorts, amphibious force flagships, shore bombardment vessels, and
maritime patrol ships in World War II, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis,
the Berlin Crisis, and the Vietnam War. TANEY was built in 1936. Following
Pearl Harbor, TANEY steamed into the Atlantic for convoy duty in 1944,
then returned to the Pacific in 1945 to participate in the Okinawa campaign and
the occupation of Japan. After service in Vietnam she was decommissioned in 1986.
USCGC TANEY is anchored at the Baltimore Maritime Museum in the Inner Harbor. It is open spring, summer and fall Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am to 5:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 6:30pm; during the winter open Friday-Sunday only: 10:30am - 5:00pm. Call 410-396-3453 for more information. There is an admission fee.
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