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Coast Guardsman Raymond Henry Clark | United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Coast Guardsman

Raymond Henry Clark

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, February 20, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 months

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Military veteran

Cause: Drowned

Location: Massachusetts

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Coast Guardsman Raymond Clark (BM1c) and seven other guardsmen drowned when their boat, CG-238, sank.

Guardsman Clark's body was washed ashore and was recovered near High Head Station on February 20th.

Guardsman Clark was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He had served with the United States Coast Guard for only three months. He was survived by his wife, 7-year-old son, and father.

CG-238 floundered and sank while on prohibition enforcement patrol off the coast of Cape Code (Highland) Light, Massachusetts, on February 20, 1927.

The boat, which was four miles east of the lighthouse, encountered a severe gale and snow squalls. She attempted to anchor but the surf was too rough and the anchors would not hold. She was able to radio a distress call to the Coast Guard but, due to the severe weather, rescue attempts failed before she sank.

Her entire crew of eight Coast Guard crewmen was lost.

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Raymond,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Crewmen for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

Semper Paratus!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 20, 2017

 

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