USCG Tamaroa

New Jersey,USA

USS Zuni was a Cherokee class tug boat laid down by Commercial Iron Works in Portland in May 1943. She was launched five months later and commissioned in October 1943. She was action in the Pacific under World War Two and participated in the operations at the Philippines and Iwo Jima where she earned herself four battle stars. She was transferred to the US Coast Guard in 1946 and ranemd USCG Tamaroa, and was the first vessel to assist the cruise liner Andrea Doria in her distress in 1956. She was stricken from the ship lists in 1994 and given as a museum ship to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, where she served until 2016. She was scuttled as an artificial reef southeast of Cape May 10. May 2017 and rest today on a depth of 36 to 40 meter.

Former names:
USCG Tamaroa
USS Zuni, WAT 166, WMEC 166
206,6 x 39,3 x 18,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1235 grt
Portland ( US ) 1943
( US )

38°31'08.6"N 74°30'44.8"W

Last updated: December 2020