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The Coast Guard expands, 1865-1915 : new roles, new frontiers

Author: Irving H King
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1996.
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This book is the third in a series that, upon completion, will cover the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its forerunners. The first and second books, George Washington's Coast Guard and The Coast Guard under Sail, offer complete accounts of the Coast Guard from 1790 to the end of the Civil War. This one picks up the story in 1865 and carries the history of the Revenue Cutter Service forward to 1915, when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, Irving H.
Coast Guard expands, 1865-1915.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)654881178
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving H King
ISBN: 155750458X 9781557504586
OCLC Number: 33132705
Description: xii, 293 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Reforms of Sumner I. Kimball --
Ch. 2. Cutters on the Alaskan Frontier, 1867-1889 --
Ch. 3. A Struggle to Survive --
Ch. 4. Cutter Operations during the 1880s --
Ch. 5. Return to a Military Chief --
Ch. 6. The Bear and the Overland Expedition --
Ch. 7. The Spanish-American War --
Ch. 8. Operational Highlights, 1898-1914 --
Ch. 9. The Revenue Cutter School of Instruction --
Ch. 10. The U.S. Life-Saving Service --
Ch. 11. The Birth of the U.S. Coast Guard --
Appendix A: Summary of Cutter Operations, 1880-1914 --
Appendix B: Equipment in Stations of the Life-Saving Service.
Responsibility: Irving H. King.

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This book is the third in a series that, upon completion, will cover the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its forerunners. The first and second books, George Washington's Coast Guard and The Coast Guard under Sail, offer complete accounts of the Coast Guard from 1790 to the end of the Civil War. This one picks up the story in 1865 and carries the history of the Revenue Cutter Service forward to 1915, when Congress united it with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to create the U.S. Coast Guard.

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