Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

Hispanic-Americans in Coast Guard History
Historical Chronology

The history of Hispanic-Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard may be traced as far back as the early 1800s. Hispanic Americans performed duties at light house stations as keepers and assistant keepers, such as Keeper Juan Andreu who served as the Keeper of the St. Augustine Light from 1824-1845 and Keeper José A. Ramirez, who served as the Head Keeper of the Windward Point Light Station in Cuba, prior to World War II. Others served on board Revenue Service cutters and as surfmen at Life-Saving Service stations along the coast. Many gave their lives in the performance of their duties and others were decorated for their heroism.

19 February 2018
USCG_HISPANIC-AMERICAN_CH...
US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton's (WHEC-715) Deployment to Vietnam, August 1969 - June 1970
As Told by the Commanding Officer, Captain James H. B. Morton, In Letters called "Family-Grams" to the Folks Back Home

Organized and prefaced by RMC (RET) C. Brent Cole
(RM3 during deployment)
HAM-WHEC DEPLOYMENT TO VI...
Asian American and Pacific Islanders and the U.S. Coast Guard
Historical Information on Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Coast Guard and Its Predecessor Services
ASIANPACIFICAMERICANS_SEP...
Asian-Pacific Americans & the U.S. Coast Guard Historical Chronology
ASIANPACIFICCHRONOLOGY_SE...
ACTIVE
USCGC ACTIVE and other medium endurance cutters
ACTIVE.PDF
USCGC ACTIVE Draft Report
Medium Endurance Cutter
WA-228_ACTIVE DRAFT REPOR...
1987 Polar Icebreaker Replacement Project
1987-ICEBREAKERREPLACEMEN...
U. S. Coast Guard Icebreakers 
Historical Bibliography
ICEBREAKERS_BIBLIOGRAPHY.PDF
Congressional Research Service
Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress
Ronald O'Rourke
May 10, 2013
CRS_ICEBREAKERMODERNIZATI...
ICEBREAKERS AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD  
by Donald L. Canney
ICEBREAKERS_D. CANNEY_199...
Three Centuries Under Three Flags: The Story of Governors Island from 1637 (USCG, 1978)
GOVERNORSISLAND1978.PDF
CH-1 TO THE COATINGS AND COLOR MANUAL, COMDTINST M10360.3C
1997
CH-1 TO THE COATINGS AND ...
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1935
USCG_PAINTING_REGS_1935.PDF
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1973
USCG_PAINTING_REGS_1973.PDF
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1952, CG-362
1952_CG263_PAINT.PDF
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1965
1965_CG263_USCG_PAINT_AND...
1952 Color Manual Color Chips
1952_COLORCHIPS.PDF
1934 Instruction to US Coast Guard Stations
1934INSTRUCTIONSCOASTGUAR...
1921 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
1921USCGSTATIONINSTRUCTIO...
1916 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
Painting and color regulations
1916_PAINTING_REGS.PDF