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

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Images & Photographs


CHARLESTON, S.C. - Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas man the rails as they pull into their homeport of Charleston Oct. 7, 2008. Manning the rail is a method of saluting or rendering honors, which evolved from that of manning the yards from the days of sail. The cutter just returned from a historic four-month deployment in the Gulf of Guinea off West and Central Africa, and the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Dallas crewmembers were deployed under the command of the Navy's 6th Fleet based in Naples, Italy and carried out multiple missions in support of the Navy in countries throughout Africa and Europe. The crew of the Dallas was the second United States military ship to bring humanitarian assistance supplies to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces in August. The crew loaded more than 76,000 pounds of hygiene products, infant care, and food items onto the ship's flight deck in Souda Bay, Crete, and delivered it to Batumi, Georgia, Aug. 27, 2008 for further distribution to those affected by the fighting. Coast Guard photograph/PA2 Bobby Nash.

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Photo by: USCG Historian's Office
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Resolution: 3829x2029
Size: 1.83 MB
Location: At Sea