Lecture: Remember the Tampa!

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Guests: $5
  • Museum Members: $Free

Nora Chidlow, an archivist at the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, will discuss the history of the Coast Guard cutter, Tampa, from the time she was built right here in Newport News in 1912, to her sinking in 1918 during World War I. Tampa was one of six Coast Guard cutters sent overseas for convoy duty during World War I, and the only one that never made it home. Chidlow will specifically focus on Tampa's crew who perished during the conflict.