Remember the Tampa! A Legacy of Courage During World War I
Presented by Nora Chidlow, Coast Guard Archivist at the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office
Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.
Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
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.Buy Tickets Here