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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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William D. Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033341

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033341.001.0001

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The Post–World War II Coast Guard

The Post–World War II Coast Guard

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(p.97) 6 The Post–World War II Coast Guard
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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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William D. Wilkinson

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0007

After World War II, the Coast Guard was separated from the Navy Department and was again controlled by the Treasury Department. After large mobilization during wartime, the Coast Guard had a surplus of equipment, men, and peacetime operations stations. Several men had to be discharged from the service, stations had to be closed, and unnecessary boats and cutters were decommissioned. At the end of the war, the Coast Guard was still building wooden Type TRS motor lifeboats as well as Type S pulling surfboats and wooden motor surfboats. The Coast Guard adopted a different station layout during the postwar period in which stations' boats were secured alongside piers. With this change, some stations had to be relocated to sheltered areas where the construction of pier and boathouse facilities could be made.

Keywords:   World War II, Coast Guard, Navy Department, Treasury Department, station layout, surplus

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