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

William D. Wilkinson

Abstract

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 moto ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033341
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033341.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William D. Wilkinson, author