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.

Coast Guard at War (Overview)

Coast Guard at War, by Dr. Robert Scheina. An overview of the USCG (and predecessor agencies) national defense history from 1790. Published in the February 13, 1987 issue (Vol. 4-87) of Commandant's Bulletin, pp. 13-40.

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