J.C. CARNEY'S COAST GUARD
1963 I was an Assistant Engineering Officer on the CGC ESCANABA (WHEC-64)
when Jim Carney was a seaman on the deck force. Admittedly I only knew him in
passing. A year or so ago we got into contact with each other through a mutual
acquaintance. The purpose of the contact was to provide Jim with some technical
information about the ESCANABA II to use as source material for a
book he is writing about the three cutters named ESCANABA. We have been
communicating by email since.
is a professional writer with many credits not only for his Coast Guard work
but for hunting, fishing and sports magazines.
has graciously contributed several of his writings to Jack's Joint and we are
pleased to be able to display them to a wider audience.
he lives in Northern Minnesota, well away from the Coast Guard he loved and
close to nature that he loves better.
- Backfired by J.C.
Carney (as told to him by Jim Van Horn) - [288 words] - How vulgarity was
cured on the MORRIS.
- Howling Winds; Turbulant
Waters© by J. C. Carney – [3926 words] – One of the better authors of
factual Coast Guard literature chronicles the story of the daring rescue
of the crew of the SS Ragny by the CGC ESCANABA.
- LOST AT
SEA!!!"The USCGC McCulloch Disaster of ‘58 By J.C.
have got to go out, but you don’t have to come back." No one aboard
the USCGC McCULLOCH (WAVP-386), a converted torpedo-boat tender (AGP)
acquired from the Navy in 1946, knew how those words from an old aphorism
of the Coast Guard’s early days, would come true when they sailed from
Boston in December, 1958. Destination: The infamous Ocean Station
- One Hell Of A Storm - by J.C.
Carney -[3075 words] - When a
sinking Spanish freighter sent out an SOS during a storm in heavy Atlantic
seas, the Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA II (WHEC-64) sprang into action.
- The "W" Incident - by J.C.
Carney - [723 words] - A tale of "sweet revenge."
- The Grand Melee of Yokosuka by J.C.
Carney -  words. They're at it again, those 255 sailors, this time
the story is about the Chautauqua.
- The Italian Navy by J.C.
Carney (as told to him by Jim Van Horn) - [357 words] - Those 255 sailors
are at it again, this time it is a happening on the KLAMATH.
- USCGC Escanaba I (WPG-77) by J.C.
Carney - [4679 words] - Lost But Not Forgotten.
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