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United States Revenue and Coast Guard Cutters in Naval Warfare, 1790-1918.


United States Revenue and Coast Guard Cutters in Naval Warfare, 1790-1918

Thomas P. Ostrom



230 pages



This work traces the history of the predecessors of the United States Coast Guard, from the 1790 origins of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, the Revenue Marine, the Revenue Service, and its amalgamation with the US Life-Saving Service into the United States Coast Guard in 1915. While emphasis on naval warfare and national defense during the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and WWI, the book also provides information on domestic peacetime missions of the United States Revenue Cutter Service. The final chapter offers an overview of American naval operations from 1790 to the 20th century. The book contains b&w historical illustrations, photos, and maps. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Thomas P. Ostrom
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Date:Feb 1, 2018
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