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.

LANT & D-5 CO Vice Admiral Thad Allen's Official Oral History Interview regarding his role in the Coast Guard's response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001
VADM Thad Allen's 9/1...
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) report for 133 foot buoy tender fleet written by Todd Croteau, Jet Lowe, Dana Lockett, Pete Brooks, Candace, Kevin Foster & booklet was designed by Ms. Candace Clifford.
USCG 133-Foot Buoy Tenders
A photo gallery of images from the 1965 Camarioca Cuban Boatlift
1965 Camarioca Cuban Boat...
A Photo Gallery of CGC GLACIER Images
CGC Glacier Photo Gallery
A detailed illustrated overview of the entire class of 154-Foot Fast Response Cutters entitled "The FRC 0 154-Feet Long and Full of Fight"; researched, written and published by James Flynn.
FRC Sentinel Class Cutter...
An illustrated narrative article covering the history of U.S. Navy warships & vessels manned by Coast Guard crews in World War II>
Coast Guard-Manned Naval ...
The first-person memoir of Seaman First Class Jack Drew who describes his service in the Coast Guard during World War II.
S1c Jack Drew's World...
A historical portrayal of the Coast Guard's role in enforcing Prohibition.
Rum War -- The U.S. Coast...
A history of the efforts of various Life-Saving Service crews who assisted the Wright Brothers in their experiments with heavier-than-air flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Indispensable Men - Life-...
CGC CAMPBELL's commemorative cruise book of her tour of service in the waters of Vietnam, circa 1967-1968 as part of Coast Guard Squadron Three.
CGC Campbell's Vietna...
Moments in CG History from 1790-1990, a publication in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the "Birth" of the Coast Guard.
Moments In History, 1790-...
USCG CG 260-7 Organization and Regulations Manual for Hight Endurance Cutter (378' Class) circa 1981 [for CGC JARVIS WHEC 725) but applicable to all 378-foot cutters.
378 WHEC Organization &am...
Cutter plans and drawings of the 378-Foot WHEC HAMILTON Class Cutters as they were originally launched.
378-Foot WHEC Cutter Plans
A package of documents & drawings covering the FRAM process for the Coast Guard's fleet of 378-foot HAMILTON Class WHEC cutters.
378' WHEC FRAM Documents
Artist renderings of the "new" 378-foot Hamilton Class Cutters, including interior imagery.
378-Foot WHEC Artists Ima...
An article providing a detailed overview of the "new" 378-foot HAMILTON Class High Endurance Cutters.  It was written by LCDR Hubert E. Russell, USCG, commanding the RIO in New Orleans that oversaw their construction at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans.  Approved for publication on 4 June 1965.
First High Endurance Cutt...
Pacific Islander Chronology
Version May 16, 2020
Pacific Islander Chronology
USCGC BAYBERRY (1954); WLI 65400

Scan of cutter file including cutter log book, newspaper clippings, articles, and cutter information
CGC Bayberry Historical I...
USCGC BAYBERRY (1954); WLI 65400

Scan of cutter file images
BAYBERRY1954.PDF
A PowerPoint presentation covering the U.S. Coast Guard's role in combat in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
USCG Combat Operations in...