OF AN OLD SEA DOG
Friday May 14, 2004
Captain Claude William
"Bill" Bailey, U.S. Coast Guard (retired), Master of All Ships, All Oceans was
the commanding officer of nine Coast Guard ships during his illustrious career.
He is not only a retired ship captain, he is an accomplished musician, and a
prolific writer. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Alpha to Omega
By C. William "Bill" Bailey An interesting article, "USS Wakefield In
Singapore" in an issue of Quarterdeck Log certainly awoke slumbering
memories in this old sea dog ..........
First Cruise of Lightship 196© By C. William "Bill" Bailey - Ferrying a brand
new lightship from Bay City, Michigan to Boston. A tale to make an old RM
Buoy Tender Tows a Battleship By
C. William "Bill" Bailey
- In the early days
of the CGC TUPELO during WWII, she did many different jobs for the Navy in
the Pacific Theater.
The Tupelo's Early
Years By -
C. William "Bill" Bailey - Here as a brief
insight into the life of the TUPELO during WWII.
Tender Duty In The South Pacific - 1943-1946 By
C. William "Bill" Bailey - Extracted from Chapter Three of Captain Bailey's Autobiography,
"You Can So, Eat Your Cake And Have It Too" ©2002 - Reprinted By
Three Stories In One - 1964 –1965 ©ByC.
William "Bill" Bailey-
Riding the QE II, An Admiralty Court experience, and escorting the Bark,
The Venerable Cutter
C. William "Bill" Bailey- Come along with Captain
Bailey and the Gentian as she services many Caribbean lights, most of
which have long since been turned over to other countries.
- Pacific Buoy Tenders ByC.
William "Bill" Bailey - WALNUT had a beautiful steam whistle that
sounded as loud as the fog horn on the old Lightships. When I blew it leaving
the dock across the harbor from the District Office it would rattle their
windows. The Admiral forbade me to blow it before 8 O'clock in the morning.
Guard Cutter COOS BAY an article
C. William "Bill" Bailey
- [1616 words] A COOS
BAY skipper tells of the life of the cutter.
Equals Seamanship and Vice Versa by
C. William "Bill" Bailey - The Ambassador
Letters To Home - Chase I
- By C. William "Bill" Bailey
Captain Bailey was one of the old "Sea Dogs" in the Coast Guard. He commanded
nine ships during his long career, the cutters COO'S BAY, EASTWIND, and CHASE
being the last three. He was a man that showed great concern for his
crews. He implemented a policy of writing letters home to the crew's families
and many of his friends. This is one of those letters.
Venerable Cutter By
C. William "Bill" Bailey – Captain Bailey was the last
Commanding Officer of the Ice Breaker EASTWIND.
From The Land Of The Ice ©2000 By
C. William "Bill" Bailey - This story told
in a series of letters and photographs is of the last voyage of the
venerable Icebreaker Eastwind. It is a large file and is in the Adobe PDF
Back Story Of An Engagement
C. William "Bill" Bailey -
(4,000 words) - Danielle Steele couldn't have told this story any better.
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