Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy 226th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard

In my World War II blog, Tattooed On Your Soul, I wrote about the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton in January 1942, the first American ship sunk in the Atlantic after Pearl Harbor.

I also came across this in today's Chicago Tribune:

In 1790 the Revenue Cutter Service, which would be united with the Life Saving Service in 1915 to form the Coast Guard was established.

During the War of 1812, Revenue Service ships were essentially Navy ships.

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