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.

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Washington, DC 20593-7031


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Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

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Images & Photographs

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.

VIRIN: 1915_USCG_GO1.PDF
Photo by: USCG Historian's Office
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