U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

Contacting us:  U.S.C.G. Historian's Office

Historic Events
The Commandant, Admiral Owen Siler, waits to introduce two of the first women to be assigned to sea duty on board a Coast Guard cutter at a 22 June 1977 press conference. Left to right: BM3 Debra Lee Wilson, ENS Beverly G. Kelley, ADM Owen W. Siler.

DAILY CHRONOLOGY OF COAST GUARD HISTORY

Historic daily events in Coast Guard history, listed by month

Image Gallery
Alex Haley
Coast Guard Archives
SPAR recruits Julie Moselsy Pole, on the left; Winifred Byrd, on the right
SPARs women's reserve during WWII
Coast Guard Archives
BMC Ted Cooley, PSU 311 on patrol in Persian Gulf
Coast Guard Archives
Appendix H2, original documents issued to Merchant seaman
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix D, Correlation chart ratio of vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor to vessels engaged in deep sea trade, 1:65
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H1, licenses issues to engineer officers and deck officers, certificates suspended and revoked, licenses suspended and revoked
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix E, Personnel on US Merchant vessels (1000 gross tons or over) engaged in deep sea trades
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix G, equipment inspections
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix C, US Merchant vessels engaged in deep sea trades (1000 gross tons or over), US Merchant vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H, correlation chart showing monthly vessel inspections with total number of merchant vessels (1000 gross tons or over)
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix F, US Merchant vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H2
Number of Merchant Seamen Issued Original Documents
Appendix H1
Number of Licenses and Certificates Suspended and Revoked
Coast Guard at War - Marine Inspection XIII Appendix G
Monthly Vessel Inspections
Coast Guard at War - Marine Inspection XIII Appendix H
Officer's Licenses Issued, Suspended and Revoked
Appendix B
US Merchant Ship Losses
Resources
The Coast Guard at War Assistance XIV Volume 1 Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division US Coast Guard Headquarters October 30, 1944
USCGATWAR-ASSISTANCE.PDF
The Coast Guard at War Greenland Patrol II Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division US Coast Guard Headquarters July 15, 1945
USCGATWAR-GREENLANDPATROL...
The Coast Guard at War Intelligence XII Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division US Coast Guard Headquarters January 1, 1949
USCGATWAR-INTELLIGENCE.PDF
The United States Coast Guard in the War Against Japan
USCGAGAINSTJAPAN.PPT
Traditions 200 Years of History by Mrs. Florence Kern and PA1 Barbara Voulgaris
TRADITIONS.PDF
The Coast Guard at War Beach Patrol XVII Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division US Coast Guard Headquarters May 15, 1945
USCGATWAR-BEACHPATROL.PDF
The Coast Guard at War Auxiliary XIX Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division US Coast Guard Headquarters May 1, 1948
USCGATWAR-AUXILIARY.PDF
The Coast Guard and the Women's Reserve in World War II
by PA2 Robin J. Thomson
SPARS.PDF
Tragedy Off Rogers City: The Loss of Superintendent Joseph Sawyer and Keeper George Feaben October 20, 1880 by Debbie Allyn Jett
ROGERSCITYTRAGEDY.PDF
Foundation for Coast Guard History
LCDR Edward "Iceberg" Smith and the 1931 Arctic Expedition of the German Airship Graf Zeppelin
by William Thiesen
SMITHICEBERGZEPPELIN.PDF
Rum War the US Coast Guard and Prohibition by Donald Canney
RUMWAR.PDF
Rum War at Sea by Malcolm F. Willoughby
RUMWARATSEA.PDF
Benjamin Hiller and the Cutter Pickering in the Quasi-War with France by William Thiesen
SH122BILLTHIESEN.PDF
Shots that Hit A Study of US Coast Guard Marksmanship 1790 - 1985 by William Wells
SHOTSTHATHIT.PDF
The Evolution of the Life Saving System of the United States from 1837 - June 30, 1892 An Outline of the Park Taken in its Development by the United States Revenue Marine By C. F. Shoemaker, US Revenue Marine
SHOEMAKERMSS.PDF
“Tip of the Spear”: Combat Operations of Adak and the WPBs in Operation Iraqi Freedom
William H. Thiesen
OIFADAKHISTORY.PDF
CRM D0010862.A2/Final October 2004 Coast Guard Operations  
During Operation Iraqi Freedom by Basil Tripsas, Patrick Roth, Renee Fye
OIF_D0010862.PDF
U.S. COAST GUARD UNITS IN HAWAII
December 7, 1941
PEARLHARBOR.PDF
American Military University NW670, Coast Guard Operations During War Professor Joseph DiRenzo The Revenue Cutter Service:
Nine Cutters and the War of 1812 By Scott E. Walden September 21, 2008
RCS_WAR_OF_1812.PDF
Serving in Obscurity: United States Revenue Cutter Service Operation in the Gulf of Mexico During the Mexican American War 1846-1847 by Robert Jay Lloyd
New Mexico State University
May 2007
LLOYDMEX-AMWARTHESIS.PDF