Including Heroes, Women, Minorities & Famous Coast Guardsmen
United States Coast Guard Roll of Honor, April 6, 1917 - - November 30, 1918 (list of officers and men who were killed or otherwise perished and those decorated during World War I--a supplement to the Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1919).
General Orders No. 1 - 8: U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. July, 1895. Treasury Department, Document No. 2020. Office of Secretary. Division of Revenue Cutter Service. General orders modifying the 1894 Regulations regarding enlistments, discharges, and the proper way to display the Revenue Ensign.
U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Ratings; a Department of Veterans Affairs Publication, (includes official abbreviations).
Surfmen of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1871 - 2012 (Surfman Register).
Recruiting Handbook, 1942
Personnel Bulletin 76-44: Enlisted Ratings Guide: Abbreviations, Precedence and Qualifications, 16 May 1944.
ENLISTED RATINGS QUALIFICATIONS MANUAL, CG-311, 10 May 1967 plus eight Amendments to 10 November 1971.
1915-2011: U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Ratings, Rating Specialty Marks & Distinguishing Marks, Warrant Officer & Chief Warrant Officer Specialty Devices, 2011, a detailed, illustrated guide written by CWO Dana Lewis, USCG (Ret.)
"A History of Sea Service Ranks & Titles": "Part One: The Flag Officer"; "Part Two: Those in Command"; "Part Three: The Junior Officers"; "Part Four: The Crew; Part Five: The Landlubbers"; & "Final: The Landlubbers"; written by PACM Dave Cipra, USCG (Ret.); published in the Commandant's Bulletin, issues 5-85 (March, 1985), pp. 16-19 (Part One); 6-85 (March 15, 1985), pp. 16-20 (Part Two); 7-85 (March 29, 1985), pp. 7-12 (Part Three); 8-85 (April 12, 1985), pp. 12-15 (Part Four); 11-85 (May 24, 1985), pp. 17-19 (Part Five); 12-85 (June 7, 1985), pp. 13-16 (Final).
TT Rating History (Telephone Technician)
"A Case for Who Was the First U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer"; by CWO Dana Lewis, USCG (Ret.).
Shots That Hit: A Study of U.S. Coast Guard Marksmanship, 1790-1985, by Master Chief Gunner's Mate William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret).
U. S. Lighthouse Service crew of an unidentified lighthouse tender, circa 1890.