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American coastal rescue craft : a design history of coastal rescue craft used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard

Author: William D Wilkinson; Timothy R Dring
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: Series foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers history and technical design information on various types of small rescue crafts used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard. This book sheds lights on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Wilkinson; Timothy R Dring
ISBN: 9780813033341 0813033349
OCLC Number: 977397694
Description: xxxi, 185 pages + CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Forward / Howard B. Thorsen --
The early years --
Development and refinement --
The modern age begins --
The modern age matures 00 Gearing up for war --
The post-World War II Coast Guard --
The Coast Guard today --
Appendix A: Glossary and abbreviations --
Appendix B: The U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School --
[on CD-ROM] Appendix C: USLSS and USCG boat descriptions and plans --
Pulling/sailing lifeboats --
Power and motor lifeboats --
Pulling surfboats --
Motor surfboats and rigid-hull inflatable boats --
Station service and utility craft --
Appendix D: USLSS and USCG coastal search and rescue stations and boat assignments.
Series Title: Series foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith
Responsibility: by William D. Wilkinson and Commander Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Retired).

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The most comprehensive work on the coastal rescue craft of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Life-Saving Service. This work should be consulted by anyone interested in maritime search and rescue, Read more...

 
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