What happened Bernie Webber?
Webber maneuvered the 36-foot lifeboat under Pendleton’s stern as the tanker’s crew, trapped in the stern section, abandoned the wreck of their ship on a Jacob’s ladder into the Coast Guard motor lifeboat….
|Bernard C. Webber|
|Buried||Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
How many survived the SS Pendleton?
The Pendleton had 32 surviving crewmen. The CG-36500 was designed to carry 12. The Pendleton crewmen began climbing down the ladder.
Is The Finest Hours fiction or nonfiction?
This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction booktells the story of a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action.
How many men did Bernie Webber save?
It has been 50 years since BM1 Bernard Webber and his rag-tag crew of three volunteers ventured out over the Chatham, Massachusetts bar in a 36-foot wooden motorized lifeboat in 60-foot seas and 70 knot winds and rescued 32 crewmen from the stricken tank vessel Pendelton.
Who died on the Pendleton?
Nine of Pendleton’s 41 crew were lost: eight (including Captain John Fitzgerald) who were on the bow section (which hadn’t been part of the rescue), and the ship’s cook from the stern section, who had selflessly assisted the rest of the crew off the vessel before himself.
How many people died on the Fort Mercer?
Cutters pounded their way through the howling storm to rescue the Fort Mercer’s crew, an effort that took more than 20 hours before they were all safely off the vessel. Five crewmen on the bow lost their lives, while four others, including the ship’s skipper, were rescued from a life raft.
How many survived the finest hour?
Bernard Webber and his three fellow Coast Guardsmen return to the Chatham Fish Pier after rescuing 32 survivors from the SS Pendleton.
Who was the finest hours written by?
Michael J. Tougias
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