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PUBLISHED: 2:02 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Coast Guard's 64-year-old cutter to be decomissioned in ceremony
The Coast Guard 's "Queen of the Fleet," Cutter Storis will be decommissioned during a ceremony on the Coast Guard base Feb. 8, in Kodiak. The ship is known as the Queen of the Fleet for being the oldest active duty cutter in service.

During World War II, CGC Storis patrolled the North Atlantic to prevent the establishment of Nazi weather stations in Greenland. In 1948, CGC Storis changed homeport to Juneau from where it supplied medical treatment to native villages and survey uncharted waters in the arctic. ICGC Storis was transferred to its present homeport of Kodiak.

Proudly bearing its gold "38" hull number - a distinction given only to the oldest cutter in the fleet - the crew of the Storis completed their last patrol in Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea in early December 2006.

Former Storis sailors are invited to contact YN1 Timoteo at ltimoteo@cgcstoris.uscg.mil if they desire to attend the ceremony. Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs is in the process of setting up a dedicated website for the 64 year old cutter, which will be hosted by Military.com and supported by Fred's Place.org.

Former Storis crewmembers who are interested in sharing photos, video and sea stories and welcome to forward them to the Pacific Area Public Affairs office for inclusion.


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