Once again, to refresh your memory, USCGC Chase is a 378', not a 270', and a 270' only has a Commander as CO, not a Captain.
Nice diversion...the CGC Diligence, of which I am also former proud crewmember, was nowhere near the action of the October 1991 storm.
When doing your homework, you should at least try and crack open a book instead of relying on what is now, apparently, a faulty memory. I think what is really grinding your gears is a lack of lube oil.
There are so many problems with your story, I don't really wish to belabor it.
You should have stopped at "oops, my bad."
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