Allied Warships

USCGC Bibb (WPG 31)

Cutter of the Treasury class

Photo from US Coast Guard Archive

NavyThe United States Coast Guard
PennantWPG 31 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Aug 1935 
Launched14 Jan 1937 
Commissioned10 Mar 1937 
End service30 Sep 1985 

Decommissioned on 30 September 1985.
Sunk as an artificial reef off the Florida Keys on 28 November 1987.


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Notable events involving Bibb include:

7 Feb 1943
USCGC Bibb picks up 202 survivors from the American troop transport Henry R. Mallory and 33 survivors from the Greek merchant Kalliopi that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-402 in convoy SC-118 about 600 nautical miles south-southwest of Iceland.

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