Staff Report

Coast Guard officials today will mark the anniversary of the loss of the Revenue Cutter Gallatin in a horrific explosion during the War of 1812 time period.

Capt. Michael White, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, will lead the commemoration marking when the ship exploded in Charleston Harbor on April 1, 1813, killing three of the crewmembers and severely wounding five others.

The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Waterfront Park pier in downtown Charleston.

A prayer and blessing of a memorial wreath will be part of the event.