- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A ceremony is being held on the South Carolina coast to honor the crew of a Coast Guard cutter that was torpedoed in World War II.

Coast Guard personnel and members of historical societies are gathering Friday where the cutter Alexander Hamilton is docked in North Charleston.

It’s the anniversary of the day in 1942 when another cutter bearing the same name was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland while escorting a Navy ship.

The plaque has the names of all the members of the crew of the sunken ship. It is a replica of a plaque placed on the wreckage in the sea off Iceland three years ago. The wreckage was found in 2009.

Twenty-six crewmen died in the attack.



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