Applying Pension Laws to the Coast Quard. Hearing....on H.R. 14807...January 29, 1929. (70-2)

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Page 6 - ... the Coast Guard, which shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States and which shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct.
Page 9 - The act of January 28, 1915, provided that the Coast Guard be created in lieu of the then existing Revenue-Cutter Service and the Life-Saving Service, and to be composed of those two organizations. It also provided that it shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States, and shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct. In...
Page 5 - ... other than those of the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and nothing in this section shall be construed to apply in commissioned grades to any officers except those holding permanent or probationary appointments in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps: Provided...
Page 17 - Very important and hazardous in the duties of the Coast Guard is the work of the ice patrol. The object of the patrol is to locate by scouting, and radio information, the icebergs and ice fields nearest to, and menacing, the North Atlantic lane routes and to keep in touch with the ice if it moves southward. Radio broadcasts are sent out daily giving the whereabouts of the ice and a patrol of the steamship lanes in the vicinity of the Grand Banks is kept up.
Page 6 - In the World War the percentage of battle losses — that is, deaths due directly to enemy action — was greater in the Coast Guard than in the Army itself, exclusive of the marines.
Page 6 - War the greatest individual loss sustained by our naval forces, with one exception, was the loss of the Coast Guard cutter Tampa, sunk by an enemy submarine, when 115 officers and men were lost, every soul on board.
Page 18 - Her record since she has been employed in European waters as an ocean escort to convoys has been remarkable. She has acted in the capacity of ocean escort to no less than 18 convoys from Gibraltar comprising 350 vessels, with a loss of only two ships through enemy action. The commanders of the convoys have recognized the ability with which the Tampa carried out the duties of ocean escort. Appreciation of the good work done by the USS Tampa may be some consolation to those bereft and Their Lordships...
Page 16 - In general the duties of the Coast Guard may be classified as follows: Rendering assistance to vessels in distress and saving life and property ; destruction or removal of wrecks, derelicts, and other floating dangers to navigation ; extending medical aid to American vessels engaged in deep-sea fisheries ; protection of the customs revenue...
Page 17 - This excellent record is an evidence of a high state- of efficiency and excellent ship's spirit and an organization capable of keeping the vessel in service with a minimum of shore assistance. The squadron commander takes great pleasure in congratulating the commanding officer. officers, and crew on the record which they have made.
Page 18 - Their .lordships desire me to express their deep regret at the loss of the USS Tampa. Her record since she has been employed in European waters as an ocean escort to convoys has been remarkable. She has acted in the capacity of ocean escort to no less than 18 convoys from Gibraltar, comprising 350 vessels, with a loss of only two ships through enemy action.

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