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Photo Gallery: PENOBSCOT BAY Commissioning


Images scanned from ship's archives of the PENOBSCOT BAY Commissioning Ceremony on January 4, 1985. The temperature at New York's LaGuardia Airport did not rise above 33F on the day of the ceremony; members of the official party wore standard-issue trenchcoats and black leather gloves to cut the chill of the midwinter cold.

A number of documents pertaining to the cutter's construction, Christening, and Commissioning Ceremony are available elsewhere on the Web site in a new section of the Ship's History Archive.

PENOBSCOT BAY at Governor's Island on the morning of the Commissioning Ceremony PENOBSCOT BAY at Governor's Island on the morning of the Commissioning Ceremony PENOBSCOT BAY's ship's company assembled in formation prior to the start of the ceremony.

PENOBSCOT BAY at Coast Guard moorings, Governor's Island, New York, on the morning of her Commissioning Ceremony.

PENOBSCOT BAY at Governor's Island on the morning of the Commissioning Ceremony PENOBSCOT BAY's ship's company assembled in formation prior to the start of the ceremony.
     
A view down the pier. Official party in foreground and guests to rear. View of the pier during the ceremony. Guests in front of the cutter on the morning of her commissioning.
A view down the pier. Official party in foreground; guests to rear. View of the pier during the ceremony. Guests in front of the cutter on the morning of her commissioning.
     
PENOBSCOT BAY at full dress ship on the morning of her commissioning. Another view down the pier on the morning of the ceremony. PENOBSCOT BAY at full dress ship on the morning of her commissioning. USCGC DALLAS (WHEC 716) in the foreground.
PENOBSCOT BAY at full dress ship on the morning of her commissioning. Another view down the pier on the morning of the ceremony. PENOBSCOT BAY at full dress ship on the morning of her commissioning; USCGC DALLAS (WHEC 716), a high endurance cutter now homeported in Charleston, South Carolina, is in the foreground.
     
A crewmember mans the brow. Assuming the first watch. Coast Guard Chief of Staff VADM Yost delivers remarks during the ceremony.
A crewmember mans the brow. Assuming the first watch. Coast Guard Chief of Staff VADM Paul A. Yost, center, delivers remarks during the ceremony. Behind VADM Yost are, from left: David Lloyd, owner, Bay City Marine; LT Jon Bechtle, the ship's first Commanding Officer; CAPT James McDonald, Commander, Coast Guard Group New York; and CAPT Norman L. Cram, Chaplain, USN.
     
David Lloyd, owner, Bay City Marine, presenting the new unit with a gift from the shipbuilder. VADM Yost, right, congratulates LT Bechtle, the ship's first Commanding Officer, upon the Commissioning. A PENOBSCOT BAY crewmember raises the colors upon the ship's Commissioning.
David Lloyd, owner, Bay City Marine, presenting the new unit with a gift from the shipbuilder. VADM Yost, right, congratulates LT Bechtle, the ship's first Commanding Officer, upon the Commissioning. A PENOBSCOT BAY crewmember raises the colors upon the ship's Commissioning.
     
VADM Yost, left, and LT Bechtle, cut a cake prepared for the occasion at the Governor's Island Officer's Club. Cake with PENOBSCOT BAY icing at the post-ceremony reception.  
VADM Yost, left, and LT Bechtle, cut a cake prepared for the occasion at the Governor's Island Officer's Club. Cake with PENOBSCOT BAY icing at the post-ceremony reception.  


 

 

 

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