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.

ACTIVE
USCGC ACTIVE and other medium endurance cutters
ACTIVE.PDF
USCGC ACTIVE Draft Report
Medium Endurance Cutter
WA-228_ACTIVE DRAFT REPOR...
U. S. Coast Guard Icebreakers 
Historical Bibliography
ICEBREAKERS_BIBLIOGRAPHY.PDF
1987 Polar Icebreaker Replacement Project
1987-ICEBREAKERREPLACEMEN...
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
1916 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
1916_USCGPAINTINGSTATIONS...
1873 USLSS Regulations
1873-USLSS-REGS.PDF
1876 USLSS Station List
USLSSSTATIONLIST1876.PDF
1900 USLSS Annual Report, Brazos Texas
USLSSANNUALREPORT1900BRAZ...