Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of 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.

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

Images & Photographs

Shots That Hit - A Study of U.S. Coast Guard Marksmanship, 1790-1985

An important history of the Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter Service use of small arms and training with small arms since its inception. It was researched and written by Master Chief William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.), one of the most influential and important scholars of Coast Guard history. It was published by the Coast Guard Historian's Office in 1993.

VIRIN: CGD-200327-854-028.PDF
Photo by: GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.)
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