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American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033341
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033341.001.0001
American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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This book provides detailed history and technical design information on every type of small rescue craft ever used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard, from the early 1800s to the current day. By looking at these vessels, many of which featured innovative designs, the chapters shed light on the brave men and women who served in USLSS and USCG stations, saving innumerable lives. In the book rare photographs and drawings of each type of boat are enhanced by detailed design histories, specifications, and station assignments for each craft. The book includes motorized, wind-powered, and human-powered vessels.

Keywords: small rescue craft; United States Life-Saving Service; United States Coast Guard; innovative designs; USLSS; USCG

Book.  224 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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Introduction in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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The Early Years in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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Development and Refinement of Design in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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The Modern Age Begins in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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The Modern Age Matures in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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Gearing up for War in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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The Post–World War II Coast Guard in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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The Coast Guard Today in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

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