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USCGC Southwind - A Historic Photo Gallery

A photo of the USS Southwind

"Coast Guard Cutter CR 98. Keel Laying - Hull #98. July 20, 1942." Photo No. 12; photo by "Dick" Whittington.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO; 11th NAVAL DISTRICT OFFICE PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION No. _______  RESTRICTED."  No date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Probably taken on the day Southwind was commissioned, 15 July 1944. 

The photo is declassified.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO; 11th NAVAL DISTRICT OFFICE PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION No. _______  RESTRICTED."  No date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Probably taken on the day Southwind was commissioned, 15 July 1944. 

The photo is declassified.


A photo of the USS Southwind

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Probably 1944


A photo of the USS Southwind

"Transit in Panama Canal"; dated 28 November 1967; copy sheet No. 112867-13-16; photographer unknown.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"Entrance to [illegible--Arthur??] Harbor with 2 small ice bergs"; dated 24 December 1967;  copy sheet No. 122474-13-16; photographer unknown.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"Southwind in Arthur Harbor."; dated 24 December 1967; copy sheet No. 122467-(05-8); photographer unknown.


A photo of the USS Southwind

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"USCGC SOUTHWIND (WAGB-280) received from 5 CGD, 8/77"; no date/photo number; photographer unknown.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"BAFFIN BAY - NOV 1970 'FREEZE-UP SURVEY'"; no photo number; photographer unknown.

Scanned photo from Southwind's Arctic East '70 scrapbook.


A photo of the USS Southwind

No caption; dated November, 1970?; no photo number; photographer unknown.

Scanned photo from Southwind's Arctic East '70 scrapbook.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"AGBUS PNT 280 SOUTHWIND WIND CLASS=BEGRENSET"; dated 7 August 1970; Photo No. -P-KA-69/A-003-333"; photographer unknown.

Scanned photo from Southwind's Arctic East '70 scrapbook.


A photo of the USS Southwind

"HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: There was a good crisp chill in the air as the various Tidewater news media representatives boarded a Coast Guard 40 footer at Base Berkley enroute to the Coast Guard Cutter SOUTHWIND.  Upon our approach to the great white cutter cameras began to click and wind, and the sithg [sic] of her discolored bow impressed you with the idea that she had left her mark in the last 27,000 mile journey.  One of them was at Santa's very door step and if he really lives at the North Pole only the crew of the SOUTHWIND knows and they aren't telling.  What she is telling is that she penetrated closer to the North Pole than 'any United States icebreaker."; photo dated December, 1970; no photo number; photographer unknown. 

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