Historic Photographs & Other Images
Please note that unless otherwise stated, all photos are official U. S. Coast Guard photographs and are therefore in the public domain. Click here to order copies of historic Coast Guard photographs from the Historian's Office.
"The Other Boatlift": Camarioca, Cuba, 1965: a historic photo gallery of the first Cuban boatlift that took place in 1965 when Fidel Castro opened the Cuban port of Camarioca.
CGC Spencer versus U-175 on 17 April 1943: The Spencer attacked and sank the German submarine U-175 on 17 April 1943 while escorting a convoy across the North Atlantic to Great Britain. Combat photographers captured the entire action on film, including the dramatic rescue of 41 of the U-boat's survivors.
CGC Argo accepted the surrender of three U-boats: U-234, U805, & U-873 in May, 1945.