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.

A history of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary
An illustrated history of the U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard History
An illustrated history of the Coast Guard in the Pacific Theater in World War II
Coast Guard in the Pacifi...
A list of Coast Guard casualties and heroes of World War I
USCG Roll of Honor, 1918
An illustrated history of the Coast Guard's role during the convoy battles in the North Atlantic during World War II
U.S. Coast Guard in the N...
A history of the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest
Coast Guard in the Pacifi...
An illustrated history of the U.S. Navy vessels manned by Coast Guard crews in World War II
Coast Guard Manned Naval ...
An Illustrated history of the Coast Guard on the North East Atlantic coast, including Massachusetts, Maine.
Coast Guard History North...
A narrative history of the Coast Guard in the U.S. Southeast, including South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
Coast Guard in the Southeast
An illustrated history of the USCGC TAMPA, lost with all hands in World War I, written by Nora Chidlow and Arlyn Danielson.
REMEMBER THE TAMPA
An article by Dr. Robert Johnson and CDR Robert E. Williams, USCG, covering the history of cutter design from 1941-1990.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter D...
A history of civilians in the Coast Guard
Coast Guard Civilians
A history of U.S. Coast Guard aviation.
A History of U.S. Coast G...
Timeline & chronology of the U.S. Lighthouse Service and its history, including significant dates in regards to the history of aids to navigation of the colonies and U.S.
Chronology of Aids to Nav...
A list of Coast Guard monuments, memorials and commemorative sites around the world.
U.S. Coast Guard Memorials
PDF scans of Hamilton Photos
HAMILTON-PHOTOS
PDF scans of Hamilton Photos
HAMILTON-PHOTOS
U.S. Revenue Cutter BEAR history and imagery
History of Cutter BEAR
47FT MOTOR LIFEBOAT
OPERATOR’S
HANDBOOK

November 2007
COMDTINST M16114.25B
47FTMLB_CIM_16114_25B[1].PDF
Technical Characteristics Verification of the Prototype 47 FT MLB 
Darrell E. Milburn
US Coast Guard Research and Development Center
October 1991
47FTUSCGR&DREPORT.PDF