HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold
a commissioning ceremony for the service's 36th fast response cutter, the Coast
Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr, in Galveston, Texas, Friday.
WHO: Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic
Area commander, will preside over the ceremony. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth
Coast Guard District commander, and Lt. Nicholas Martin, Coast Guard Cutter
Daniel Tarr commanding officer
WHAT: Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr commissioning
WHERE: Sector Field Office Galveston
3000 Fort Point Rd.
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Daniel Tarr, the cutter’s namesake, was one of four
Coast Guard coxswains who served with the Marines during the amphibious
invasion of Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in August 1942. Tarr enlisted as a surfman
and later became coxswain of USS McKean’s Boat Number 1 prior to the invasion.
On Aug. 7, 1942, Tarr, along with the other 3 coxswains, landed the first wave
of the Marine Corps’ Raider Battalion on the beaches of Tulagi; in the
following three days, they also delivered vitally needed equipment, ammunition
and supplies. For their role in the landing of the Marines’ first wave, and
capture of Tulagi, the four coxswains were awarded the Silver Star Medal. They
were the first enlisted men in the Coast Guard to receive the Silver Star
The Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr’s patrol area
will encompass 900 miles of coastline for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District,
from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. Fast response cutters are
named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes and will replace the service's 110-foot
patrol boats. These vessels feature advanced command, control, communications,
computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment.