The Coast Guard acquired two of these aircraft from the U.S. Customs Service in 1934. In actuality the Customs Service gave the Coast Guard a total of 15 different aircraft that year. All had been confiscated from convicted smugglers. V-123 (formerly the No. 311) crashed in October 1935 and V-124 (formerly No. 312) crashed in November 1935.
Pearcy notes that: "The two NT-2's acquired by the Coast Guard were in fact not derivatives of the NT-1, but much earlier built New Standard D-25A models, powered by the 245 hp Wright J-6-7 engine, and used by the smugglers when they were captured. . .It is of historical interest to note that the New Standard design originated in Belgium as the Stampe-Vertongen D-29-A and was built under license in the USA." [p. 260]
New Standard NT-2; "NT-2 #311" on tarmac in front of hangar; no date (1934?); Photo Number CPI-03-15-52 (n)
Arthur Pearcy, U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), pp. 320-321.
Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers. United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990) (revised), pp. 432-435.