Sinbad Dog

Sinbad Dog

Birth
New York, USA
Death 30 Dec 1951 (aged 13–14)
Barnegat Light, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried beneath the granite monument, at the base of the Barnegat Light Station flagpole,
Memorial ID 96719063 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Sinbad received fame as a mascot aboard the USCGC Campbell, in World War II. He 'enlisted' in the Coast Guard by putting his paw print on the enlistment papers. He served from 1937-1948, then was retired to the Barnegat Light Station, until his death in December of 1951. He was buried beneath a granite monument at the base of the station's flagpole.

During the War, he had the rank of Chief Petty Officer, although he is said to have lost it several times due to 'misconduct'. He was with his ship during convoy escort duties and once, during an attack on the U-606, severe damage was done to the Campbell, which was towed into Canada. A picked crew was left on board, including 'Sinbad'. He was known as a good luck dog to the ship and it was felt that, as long as he was on the ship, it would not sink.


Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

See more Dog memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: 455th AAA Historian
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96719063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sinbad Dog (1937–30 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96719063, ; Maintained by 455th AAA Historian (contributor 47832164) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried beneath the granite monument, at the base of the Barnegat Light Station flagpole,.