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.

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1915 General Order No. 1 (Creating USCG)

GENERAL ORDER No. 1 The official memo directing the creation of the Coast Guard "in lieu of the former existing Revenue Cutter and Life Saving Services" dated January 28, 1915.

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