USCG Station Point Judith


It is also known as Station Point Judith and it is a very beautiful location located on the sea shore of Rhode Island of United Sates. The base is used by US Coast Guard for search-and-rescue operations. The base has high importance as it is one of active stations of US Coast Guard having close access to open sea, which gives helicopters instant access to the sea. The station looks over around 70 miles of shore including a small island in the open sea having a smaller station of Point Judith. The station resides under the command of Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric Baruzzi.

The station is of fair size but its instant access gives it advantage over other stations and it can offer rapid response when needed. The station has all its equipments stored in safe place and they can be taken in use instantly. It is built on the corner of the shore and it even has a light house having height of 51-feet, which also gives the feature of watch tower for open sea. It has small ships and boats in water ready for rapid response. The Station Point Judith also works with US Navy to deliver best performance during operations; it also has plenty of space for helicopter landing and preparation area.

The site was also an important location during World War II and it played good role in making communication in the Atlantic Ocean. During World War II a German ship sank here and interestingly it was insight of the light house at the station. The light house was also widely used to observe German ships passing near Point Judith in the Atlantic Ocean. Point Judith also became the center of concentration by US Navy as Point Judith was stationed with navy personnel; it also served as the landing site of blimps used for bombing of German ships.

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About Richard Wilson

Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven’t lost passion about military forces.

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