Sinbad served faithfully for eleven years before being honorably discharged. Until recently he had the honor and distinction of being the only Coast Guardsman to be the subject of a biography! USCGC Campbell sinking after taking a Harpoon missile strike, Nov. 1984 (Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard via Wikipedia) Footnote #1: USCGC Campbell was sunk on November 29, 1984 as a target in the mid-Pacific Ocean by the United States Navy, northwest of … Sinbad - Chief Dog, the most famous Coast Guard Mascot! He's been on report several times and he's raised hell in a number of ports. Discover Uscgc Campbell Wmec 909 T-Shirt from VET STORE, a custom product made just for you by Teespring. [5], Sinbad was also long known for playing with a metal washer that he balanced on his nose,[24] tossed in the air, and caught. He sailed on board the combat-tested cutter through World War II and saw much action, both at sea and in port. The original caption stated: "Every Coastie has a favorite tavern. Sinbad is the mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter CAMPBELL. Above crewmembers hear Commander Gilbert I. Lynch, USCG, the cutter's executive officer (now retired), read Sinbad his retirement orders. This page is intended to make your transition from your current unit to the CAMPBELL as seamless and easy as possible. A statue of Sinbad is on the mess deck of current "Famous-class" medium endurance cutter USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909),[1] successor to the preceding Campbell. Congratulations on receiving orders to USCGC CAMPBELL, homeported at the historic Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME. Sinbad was well known in waterfront bars around the world and he could handle his own when drinking with the saltiest sailors., Sinbad being interviewed about his combat experiences by ABC News., Sinbad and some of his shipmates on board the cutter Campbell in the North Atlantic, 1943., Sinbad meets one of his many admirers. Join TWS for Free Today! Perhaps that's why Coast Guardsmen love Sinbad, he's as bad as the worst and as good as the best of us.". Campbell's most significant action involved combat with, and sinking by ramming of, the German submarine U-606. George W. Campbell was launched on 3 June 1936 and sailed to her homeport of Stapleton, New York, under the command of Commander E.G. He was also recorded as a member of the Society of Polar Explorers. liberty, liberty! [6] According to the Coast Guard and several published articles, he was enlisted into the service with his pawprint on enlistment papers. Sinbad earned each of the five ribbons he wore, just as his shipmates did. Sinbad only went AWOL once. K9C Sinbad, USCG. [21] The Boston Globe's Martin Sheridan described him in a December 1943 Life magazine story as "liberty-rum-chow-hound, with a bit of bulldog, doberman pinscher, and what-not. Even though no one could take the dog, they did not […] All rights reserved. Any personnel other than chief petty officers (Sinbad's rank while he was a crewmember onboard) who touch the statue and his bone are said to be stricken with bad luck... you just don't touch it.". When he was returned to the ship by the Shore Patrol, he went to Captain's Mast and his punishment was "under no conditions was [he] to be permitted liberty in any foreign port in the future." "Sinbad is a salty sailor but he's not a good sailor. Other cocaine seizures include 480 kilos in March 1996 dropped by air, over … Ed Quinn, a retired USCG Commander who served on the UCSGC Campbell, USCG L/S Relief, USCGC Gallitin, USCGC Courier in the late 50's and 60's, led the group and was accompanied by Auxiliarists Antoinette Ring, Jim Baker and Stella Damceska. "Blackie" Rother of the USCGC George W. Campbell, who intended the dog as a gift for a girlfriend. He was honored with a full military funeral and placed to rest at the foot of the flag pole, his grave marked by a bronze plaque. He survived attacks by U-boats and enemy aircraft. Sinbad received fame as a mascot aboard the USCGC Campbell, in World War II. Crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell pose with their mascot, Sinbad, in World War II. Sinbad (c.1937 – 1951) is famous for being the mascot of the USCGC Campbell, and was classified as a non-commissioned officer – “Chief Dog”. He earned the respect and affection of his shipmates during one famous battle when the Campbell fought it out with the Nazi submarine U-606. The first significant accomplishment of the new USCGC Campbell was the rescue of 3 survivors of the hurricane shipwreck of the S/V Moorings 38after 6 days at sea in September 1991. You may have heard of World War II Coast Guard hero, Sinbad the sailor dog. However, his girlfriend was unable to take the dog and neither were any of the man’s crew mates. Among that few was Sinbad. Little did they know that their canine companion would become a world-famous Coast Guard veteran. DOWNLOAD HI-RES / PHOTO DETAILS. This mutt served alongside sailors on a Coast Guard cutter, the USS Campbell for 11 years.. What every sailor is waiting to hear: liberty! Let's go! (U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office) The Campbell was part of a class of 327-foot Coast Guard cutters specially designed for high-speed service on the high seas.It spent much of World War II protecting convoys and, in February 1943, was one of the escorts for Convoy ON-166. [5] As Foley notes, Sinbad was assigned his own service and Red Cross identification numbers,[7] service record, and bunk. Sinbad (c. 1936 – 30 December 1951) was a mixed-breed dog that was one of two animals to be classified as non-commissioned officers by an arm of the United States military, rather than property, prior to the enactment of regulations to prohibit such (the other being Sergeant Stubby USA, WWI) after being enlisted by the creative crew of USCGC Campbell. They transferred to a nearby destroyer but a tough and hardy few stayed on board the Campbell while the cutter was towed to safety, patching her hull and insuring that she stayed afloat during the voyage. Although he like to blow off a little steam when he was on liberty, he was a brave and capable sailor when he was on duty. Once described by Life magazine as "an old sea dog [who] has favorite bars and plenty of girls in every port",[5] Sinbad lived another three years quietly ashore, frequenting Kubel's bar on Seventh (the only bar) in Barnegat Light[22][23] and looking out to sea from the station. He'll never rate gold hashmarks nor Good Conduct Medals. As the crew noted, he held a "hearty distrust" of anyone wearing gold braid., The original caption stated: "Every Coastie has a favorite tavern. On a few occasions, he has embarrassed the United States Government by creating disturbances in foreign zones. Sinbad; Ship's Store; Photo Gallery. Sinbad retires from active sea duty at ceremonies aboard the cutter Campbell on September 21, 1948. liberty, liberty! On 5 January 1992, the Campbell interdicted the freighter Harbour with 10,422 lbs of cocaine on board. Sinbad became a public figure through media attention first accumulated through his presence in bars in ports of call. The freighter's crew attempted to burn and scuttle the ship, but crewmen from the Campbell successfully salvaged the vessel and the evidence on board. ), K9C (Chief Petty Officer, Dog)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sinbad_(dog)&oldid=949801205, Pages using infobox military person with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [1][2] No crewman would take the dog, leaving him a stray without an owner, but most wanted him to remain on board. Her peace-time armament consisted of two 5-inch (127 mm) 51 caliberand two 6-pounder (3 kg) signal guns, all mounted forward. Today, the USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909) patrols the east coast out of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the sixth Coast Guard Cutter to bear the name. Petty Officer). Sinbad died on December 30, 1951. New York papers featured the story of the clash with U-606, though without photographs as Sinbad was sequestered below after a night on the town. Sinbad is "paw printed" for his Coast Guard service record., Sinbad standing watch. Sinbad served aboard Campbell from 1937-1948 and for the duration of WWII. ", The original caption stated: "A sailor home from the sea. He wore his extensive collection of service ribbons and awards on his collar. He came on board the ship in 1937 when the Campbell made a port call in Portugal. To justify enlistment, eliminating the need for the dog to have a master, the crew said t… Sinbad served on board the USCGC Campbell during World War II. was Sinbad. 1946, Painting of Sinbad with ribboned collar, Barnegat Light Museum, viewable online at, Karch, Mary, Under the Lighthouse - Memories of Barnegat City, Down the shore publishing, 2004, photos of Sinbad on the steps and at the bar, Barnegat Light Museum collection, European-African-MiddleEastern Campaign Medal, http://www.mikewalling.com/books/barnegat.shtml, "SINBAD, USCG (Ret. Sinbad received an honorable discharge in 1948 and spent the rest of his life at the Barnegat Light Coast Guard station in New Jersey. [8] Being prone to the indiscretions of both a canine and a sailor, Sinbad was subject to Captains Mast on two occasions,[5] and was promoted and demoted in rank on several occasions. Sinbad continued to serve his shipmates, the Coast Guard, and his country to the end. USCGC Campbell W32 and USCGC Campbell WMEC 909, UCSGC Campbell Associationuscgccampbell@yahoo.com, SINBAD, USCG (Ret.) As another author noted: "Sinbad is a salty sailor but he's not a good sailor. [5] [15] After the cutter suffered severe damage, becoming disabled and without power due to flooding,[16] "essential crew" were left aboard the otherwise evacuated ship to keep it afloat as it was towed to Canada for repair, and Sinbad travelled with them. USCGC Campbell Coat of Arms (Courtesy of the Author) After he retired from the Coast Guard on 21 September 1948, Sinbad lived at Barnegat Coast Guard Station in New Jersey until his death on 30 December 1951. The ship bears the distinction of having made some of the largest narc Campbell is the 6th Coast Guard Cutter to bear the name and is assigned to the Atlantic. Sinbad meets one of his many admirers. He caused an international incident in Greenland, another in Casablanca, and was busted in rank a few times for minor infractions. Sinbad only went AWOL once. He's been on report several times and he's raised hell in a number of ports. Sinbad earned each of the five ribbons he wore, just as his shipmates did. He served on board the Campbell throughout her tour of duty during World War II, causing at least two international incidents in foreign harbors, … USCGC KANKAKEE (WLR-75500) MSDD FT SMITH MSDD GREENVILLE MSD VICKSBURG ANT COLFAX USCGC GREENBRIER (WLR-75501) USCGC KICKAPOO (WLR-75406) USCGC PATOKA (WLR-75408) USCGC MUSKINGUM (WLR-75402) USCGC KANAWHA (WLR-75407) Contact Information Sector Mobile. When he was returned to the ship by the Shore Patrol, he went to Captain's Mast and his punishment was "under no conditions was [he] to be permitted liberty in any foreign port in the future." Sinbad was the name of a mix breed dog that rose to fame when he became the mascot of the US Coast Guard. Sinbad became famous as a mascot for the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. No crewman would take the dog, leaving him a stray without an owner, but most wanted him to remain on board. K9C (Chief Petty Officer, Dog). To honor him, a bronze statue of Sinbad sits in the mess hall of the current USCGC Campbell (successor to Sinbad… It was Sinbad of the Coast Guard, written by Chief Specialist George R. Foley, USCGR and published by Dodd, Mead and Company of New York during the war. Sinbad died on 30 December 1951 and was buried beneath a granite monument at the base of the light station's flagpole. These included the American Service, European Theatre, and Pacific Theatre ribbons. USCGC Campbell was sunk on 29 November 1984 as a target in the mid- Pacific Ocean by the United States Navy at coordinates 22°48′N160°06′W, northwest of Hawaii, and rests at 2,800 fathoms (5,100 m). Sinbad is "paw printed" for his Coast Guard service record. After that, Sinbad avoided all officers if he could. K9C (Chief Petty Officer, Dog) The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Campbell adopted a mixed-breed puppy in 1938. Campbell's crew and Sinbad frequently … 3 of 3. Rose, USCG, assigned to conduct search and rescue and law enforcement patrols. The book made him an international celebrity. [13] Although publicity photos depicted Sinbad standing helmeted on the barrel of a large gun, he actually stayed below decks with a general quarters duty post "assigned to damage control", keeping him away from the sound of gunfire.[14]. Lacking any oversized washers, or a large engine room crew Foley dubbed "the black gang" in reference to the soot and oil of their jobs to provide one, the statue instead balances a rawhide bone. To this day, a statue of Sinbad can be found on the Campbell's successor, the USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909). Prior to and after an official retirement, Sinbad was assigned the title of Chief Dog (abbreviated K9C), his rank being that of Chief Petty Officer. He served faithfully on board Campbell for eleven years, garnering more sea time than most of his contemporaries, before finally retiring to the Barnegat Light Station. Sinbad was one of two animals to be classified as non-commissioned officers by an arm of the US military, rather than property, prior to the enactment of regulations to prohibit such after being enlisted by the creative crew of USCGC Campbell. With world-class production and customer support, your satisfaction is guaranteed. He survived attacks by U-boats and enemy aircraft.. CGC Campbell. ), K9C (Chief Petty Officer, Dog)", Frequently Asked Questions, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, USCG Publicity photo, USCG Archives, apx. “Sinbad is a fighting dog from a fighting ship. SINBAD, USCG (Ret.) No, we aren’t talking about the 90’s comedian (he was in the Air Force). USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter based at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Sinbad was well known in waterfront bars around the world and he could handle his own when drinking with the saltiest sailors. Units. Sinbad the Dog Sinbad started his life at sea when a crewman of the USCGC Campbell adopted him in 1937 as a present for his girlfriend. These included the American Service, European Theatre, and Pacific Theatre ribbons. With world-class production and customer support, your satisfaction is guaranteed. A. The famous sea dog was buried beneath a granite monument at the base of the light station’s flagpole. [1][5] The decommissioned station has since become the emergency operations center for the Borough of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. His celebrity further increased following the end of the war and the publication of George F. Foley's Sinbad of the Coast Guard, whose book-signing tour Sinbad accompanied. [5], While less decorated than the ship on which he was present during the war, Sinbad was awarded the following service ribbons: American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-MiddleEastern Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal,[1] which were attached to Sinbad's collar.[19][20]. CGC Campbell. [5], As both a dog and sailor, Sinbad was not immune to causing trouble in port towns where the crew went on liberty, and was not always cooperative at public relations events. Perhaps that's why Coast Guardsmen love Sinbad, he's as bad as the worst and as good as the best of us. Mostly what-not", which appealed to blue collar and farm town America. Find People you served with from USCGC Campbell (WPG-32/WHEC-32). K9C Sinbad, USCGC Campbell (WPG-32), with USCG crest during photo op. The public affairs officer for Campbell, Ensign John Jeffares, wrote in 2011 in reference to their statue deemed in part to protect the ship vis-à-vis the belief attributed to Captain Hirschfield that "here on board we have our own special tradition. He'll never rate gold, hashmarks nor Good Conduct Medals. SINBAD THE FOUR - LEGGED SAILOR. As Life Magazine reported: "An Old Sea Dog Has Favorite Bars and Plenty of Girls in Every Port." ... the mascot Sinbad. USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter based at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard inKittery, Maine. Sinbad was aboard during other anti-submarine warfare and strafing attacks by enemy aircraft. Every time the Campbell would make a [1][5], After spending 11 years with the Campbell's crew, mostly at sea, Sinbad was taken ashore at the Barnegat Light station in New Jersey,[5] and listed as honorably discharged from the Coast Guard on 21 September 1948,[1] and on "inactive duty". [5][17][18] A statue of Sinbad is on the mess deck of current "Famous-class" medium endurance cutter USCGC Campbell (WMEC-909),[1] successor to the preceding Campbell. Sinbad relaxes on the front steps of Kubel's Bar, Seventh, Street, Barnegat Light, NJ." Let's go! Sinbad retires from active sea duty at ceremonies aboard the cutter Campbell on September 21, 1948. Sinbad at his new home, the Coast Guard Light Station at Barnegat, New Jersey. At the ti… Sinbad was aboard during other anti-submarine warfare and strafing attacks by enemy aircraft. Command Units Public Affairs Sector New Orleans. Click on photo for history of WMEC 909. CGC CAMPBELL, early Sinbad, Staten Island, New York?, late 1960s?, (W0200) CGC CAMPBELL, Gunnery Dept. , Vietnam 1967-1968, (W3961)(courtesy of Mike Truex via Eric Newpher) CGC CAMPBELL, 5" Gun Crew , Vietnam 1968, (W3972)(courtesy of Mike Truex via Eric Newpher) A. 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