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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona

 
 
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter <i>Winona</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2013
1. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona Marker
Inscription.  This anchor is from the Coast Guard cutter, Winona, which was commissioned on August 15, 1946. It was home ported most of its life at Port Angeles, Washington. It served part of the time on patrol in the Bering Sea and off the coast of Vietnam. Named after Lake Winona, Indiana, it served until decommissioned in 1974, at which time it was sold for scrap. This anchor was given to the city of Winona at that time.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 2.4′ N, 91° 38.506′ W. Marker is in Winona, Minnesota, in Winona County. Memorial is on Lake Park Drive east of Main Street (State Highway 43), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park, along the bicycle path, overlooking Lake Winona. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Lake Park Drive, Winona MN 55987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Watkins Manor House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Garvin Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (approx.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter <i>Winona</i> Marker (<i>wide view; marker located beneath anchor</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2013
2. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona Marker (wide view; marker located beneath anchor)
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0.6 miles away); Winona County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Stephen Taylor (approx. 0.8 miles away); We-No-Nah (approx. 0.8 miles away); Winona County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sugar Loaf Bluff (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a red metal plaque mounted on a large granite monument supporting the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona anchor.
 
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1. USCGC Winona (WHEC-65). USCGC Winona (WHEC-65) was an Owasco class high endurance cutter built for World War II service with the United States Coast Guard. The war ended before the ship was completed and consequently she did not see wartime service until the Vietnam War. Winona was built by Western Pipe & Steel at the company's San Pedro shipyard. Named after Winona Lake, Indiana, she was commissioned as a patrol gunboat with ID number WPG-65. Her ID was later changed to WHEC-65 (HEC for "High Endurance Cutter" - the "W" signifies a Coast Guard vessel). (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Video of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona in action. (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter <i>Winona</i> Monument (<i>Lake Winona in the background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2013
3. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona Monument (Lake Winona in the background)
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona
 
Memorial Dedication (<i>located at the base of the monument</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 9, 2013
4. Memorial Dedication (located at the base of the monument)
This monument is dedicated to honor all those who served above, upon and beneath the waters of the Earth, distinguishing themselves with their beliefs and convictions in the service of their country, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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