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The Coast Guard Cutter COMANCHE tows the disabled and burning tanker SS COTTONWOOD CREEK under the Golden Gate Bridge and back into San Francisco.
Official caption reads: "BURNING VESSEL RETURNED TO PORT: The Coast Guard Cutter COMANCHE tows the disabled and burning tanker SS COTTONWOOD CREEK under the Golden Gate Bridge and back into San Francisco.  The ship's master radioed the Coast Guard for help at 9:37 this morning saying he was disabled near Mile Rock Light Station and had a fire in the engine room.  The Coast Guard responded with helicopters, patrol boats and the COMANCHE, and the fire was reported under control before noon.  The Cutter COMANCHE towed the COTTONWOOD CREEK to anchorage 7 in San Francisco Bay (near Treasure Island).  Cause of the fire is not yet known but the Coast Guard is conducting an investigation."; photo dated 23 March 1962.

The Coast Guard Cutter COMANCHE tows the disabled and burning tanker SS COTTONWOOD CREEK under the Golden Gate Bridge and back into San Francisco.

Official caption reads: "BURNING VESSEL RETURNED TO PORT: The Coast Guard Cutter COMANCHE tows the disabled and burning tanker SS COTTONWOOD CREEK under the Golden Gate Bridge and back into San Francisco. The ship's master radioed the Coast Guard for help at 9:37 this morning saying he was disabled near Mile Rock Light Station and had a fire in the engine room. The Coast Guard responded with helicopters, patrol boats and the COMANCHE, and the fire was reported under control before noon. The Cutter COMANCHE towed the COTTONWOOD CREEK to anchorage 7 in San Francisco Bay (near Treasure Island). Cause of the fire is not yet known but the Coast Guard is conducting an investigation."; photo dated 23 March 1962.

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Filename:20150918030805-d2e24f32.jpg
Album name:admin / Comanche
Link to museum ship page:http://museumships.us/coast-guard/comanche
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