We are continually acquiring wonderful and rare original antiques and implements US Light-House Establishment, Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service and U. The men who ventured into 60-foot seas in the little 36-foot CG36500 motor lifeboat to rescue the tanker crews showed what heroism really is. One MV Ambassador lifeboat capsized and 4 were drowned, while the second with 10 crew was never seen again. The exercise turned into a real rescue when Petty Officer Clay Rannick fell overboard. The Apache, an all-purpose Coast Guard vessel in 1915, served as an ice-breaker, rescue vessel, mine layer, anti-submarine work, and prohibition patrol boat in its long service. There is some light wear and a few very small pulls or mothing, also some dark or lightly stained areas. After officer training at the US Coast Guard Academy, where he raced Star boats and served before the mast on the square rigged ship DANMARK, he joined the crew of USS BISBEE (PF-46) serving in 45 campaigns in the south and north Pacific during WWII. The Dexters crewmen shown are all identified on the back.
How this all came about, and the story of life at Cape Cod small boat stations in the 1950s, is a tale well worth reading and a tribute to Coast Guardsmen everywhere. The Captain died while being lifelined to the Leonardo Da Vinci. Period mounted photo on home-made mat shows the Clover while working at Nome, Alaska. A hovering helicopter quickly made an emergency landing and picked him up. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. The makers tag is worn away but sweater appears to be of wool, possibly a large in size. 27" top of collar to bottom edge, 21" across the shoulders, 21" sleeves. Clear, close, original 6 x 8 press photo shows excellent detail of the Coast Guard cutter Active as crewmen retrieve a breeches buoy line. USS Bisbee was awarded 5 battle stars in 3 major theaters of operation. (x)is long heralded work by Ralph Shanks and Wick York is once again available.
The information is gleaned from official Coast Guard reports, local news stories and the men who braved the seas that night themselves. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 press photo shows excellent detail of CWO4 August Anderson in Command Rum Chaser, possibly the Tulare (AB-14) in 1925. In addition to his studies, he boxed and played the bagpipes (the Academy required him to practice in the bathroom). The Coast Guard has a long history on Ocracoke Island. Attractive solid cast metal letter opener in the form of a Coast Guard sword with sword knot and removable scabbard resembles nicely the actual dress sword. Attractive opener measures 9 long and is of metal, with nicely made matching scabbard. Until the latter part of 1928, the Im Alone operated on the New England Coast and had caused the Coast Guard forces a great deal of trouble. The Im Alone was a notorious smuggling vessel, having been engaged in smuggling liquor into the United States for several years. Pamlico was designated as WPR-57 and was designed to cruise in inland waters and therefore had an extremely shallow draft. Her officers and crew transferred en mass from the cutter Boutwell, after that vessel was slated to be decommissioned later in July. Combines true, dramatic stories of Coast Guard rescues with interesting accounts of the function and duties of various branches of the service. Mc Adams used to say that he was born on a bar during a storm, resulting in his 26-year career in rescue work.
A collection of stories, photographs and illustrations detailing the career of CG36500 and the famous rescue of thirty-two men from a broken tanker on the night of February 8, 1952 off Chatham, Massachusetts. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1946. The largest photograph is approximately 6 x 3 7/8" and is labeled "Infantry Drill" U. This is a great look into the life on a cutter at sea in the Revenue Cutter Service or very early Coast Guard. The Im Alone was a notorious smuggling vessel, having been engaged in smuggling liquor into the United States for several years. The Dexter was forced to fire on the schooner Im Alone when their captain refused to surrender or allow the cutters officer to board and search the vessel. One tear, well worn but still intact and fairly supple. Body is overall intact but with some fraying to some edges, and a 3 rip, paint spot, etc. Inscribed by the author to his brother William [with Williams bookplate] dated September 14, 1937. Master Chief Mc Adams is surely one of the most famous enlisted person who ever served in the U. He appeared on numerous television programs, including "To Tell The Truth" and the "Who's Who" feature of Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" program.
Featured on our web site and in our monthly web catalogues are new and out-of-print books, documents, post cards, photographs, maps and charts, engravings, lithographs, uniforms and insignia, tools, lamps, lens apparatus, equipment and apparatus and much more relating to these heroic services. East of Chatham 70-knot winds and 60-foot seas battered merchant vessels as the tankers SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton met the full force of the storm. Thirty years after the rescue, the boat was saved from oblivion and completely restored by volunteers of the Orleans Historical Society and still proudly plies Cape Cod waters as a museum dedicated to the memory of life-savers of the United States Coast Guard. CWO4 Anderson gained a fine record in the Coast Guard as a competent rum chaser with many captures to his credit. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 official Coast Guard photo shows excellent detail the cargo ship Ambassador as the Coast Guard Cutter Coos Bay fires a line to the vessel for the breeches buoy apparatus. One of his first assignments was to Operation Crossroads, where he participated in monitoring and cleanup after the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests. Also, during World War II, Ocracoke first served as a location for a Navy Section Base, 1942-44; later as an Amphibious Training Station, 1944-45, and as a Combat Information Center. , she was designed to render assistance in the numerous casualties occurring to yachts and sailboats in that area. Combines true, dramatic stories of Coast Guard rescues with interesting accounts of the function and duties of various branches of the service. The commanding officer of the Dexter spoke to the master of the Im Alone through a megaphone and informed him that the Im Alone would be sunk unless it obeyed the command to stop. Until the latter part of 1928, the Im Alone operated on the New England Coast and had caused the Coast Guard forces a great deal of trouble. The Pamlico proceeded to her permanent station at New Bern, North Carolina, arriving there on 4 November 1907. Includes early air operations as well as beach patrol with rescues, ice patrol and smuggling interdiction. Mc Adams retired from the Coast Guard in 1977 and later served as an officer in the Newport Volunteer Fire Department.
We now issue most of our catalogues on line rather than by mail. They both broke in two on the morning of February 19th with 84 half-frozen men marooned on the battered hulks. Anderson is listed as having been appointed in 1906. On February 19, 1964, the cargo ship Ambassador, built in 1945, on voyage from Philadelphia to the UK with 9516 tons of wheat and corn in bulk, suffered an engine breakdown, got flooded in heavy weather and began to founder. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 press photo shows excellent detail of the crew posed on deck prior to leaving Boston to study currents and ice conditions off Labrador. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. He subsequently served all over the world, his last tour at sea being as the first CO of the USCGC Gallatin (1969-1971). After World War II electricity, paved roads, telephones, ferries, and automobiles, and especially the establishment of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park with an Ocracoke marina, an area headquarters, and Information Center, and an Ocean Beach Campsite, brought in many more tourists so that modern motels and hotels and restaurants were established. She was equipped with a gasoline launch, the Relief, probably the first station in the country to have a power boat. A true account of the life of United States Coast Guard sailors on board a fighting frigate during World War II; the humor, pathos, heroism and significance of one small ship in the United States naval armada of 1944. Includes early air operations as well as beach patrol with rescues, ice patrol and smuggling interdiction. Warning shots were fired ahead and when the vessel did not stop, the Dexter fired through the riggings and later put a dozen shots into the hull of the Im Alone. The Coast Guard vessels picked up the members of the crew of the Im Alone with the exception of one person who was drowned. The commanding officer of the Dexter spoke to the master of the Im Alone through a megaphone and informed him that the Im Alone would be sunk unless it obeyed the command to stop. (x) Early leather belt measures 1 wide by 42 long and has brass hook on one end and brass catch from 2-part buckle. During World War II, after the Coast Guard had been transferred to the Navy, Pamlico was assigned to operate under the Assistant Captain of the Port at Morehead City. Photo is b/w and includes date and brief description on back.
The MV Elbe then began to tow the Ambassador to the Azores, but when the weather deteriorated further, she went lower and lower in the water. The Clover was launched in 1942 and served until 1990, when she was sunk by the Navy for use as a target ship. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. This is an extremely rare early Coast Guard momento, great for the collector or past Academy graduate. Commander Von Paulsen of Station Gloucester originated the idea to send out a breeches buoy to ships in distress. At wars end he was assigned to Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier, in charge of Air Sea Rescue Operations coordinating Atlantic traffic during the return of US forces from Europe. Filling a longtime void in the chronicles of the Life-Saving Service, this book is the result of two decades of research by these highly respected maritime historians.
On 21st February, the hawser parted, and MV Ambassador was lost from sight and radar and foundered some time later. Three close negative views show a Coast Guard 38-Foot Picketboat under construction at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Florida. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 press photo shows excellent detail of Coast Guards new flat-bottom boats for flood relief. With the proposed method, a low flying plane snags a line from the beach and carries it to the vessel, dropping it across the ship. I dont know that this practiced was ever adopted or used in an actual rescue. With declassification of the ship's log, now the true story is being told." Illustrated with 38 graphite sketches & watercolors by the author, as well as 20 wartime photographs. In 272 large format pages, the authors present unforgettable stories of the surfmen and their unsurpassed bravery.
Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, rescues and assistance rendered, station listing, loss of life, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrol, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, the Blue Anchor Society [aid for the shipwrecked], awards of medals, report of Board on Life-Saving Appliances, and much more. Overall clean, tight, only very light wear to wraps.
Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year.
This allows us to issue more catalogues and feature more items, with better photos and descriptions. The story of how these men were rescued is retold even today. Great image and view of his uniform and the pilot house as he scans the sea. Twenty of her 35 crew were rescued, eleven by USCGC Coos Bay and nine by SS Fruen Norway. His last few years of service were spent in Washington D. Moser served in the Coast Guard until 1975, retiring with the rank of Captain. Thus with the 20th Century came the important enterprises which tourism calls for. She was constructed in Greenport, Published by John Badgley, 2007. John Badgley (1922 2014) was a California architect. Reports include extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. The sea was too rough to permit the Im Alone to be boarded and seized by force and the furthermore the master of the Im Alone waved a revolver in a threatening manner indicating that he would resist forcibly any attempt to board his vessel. When the body of this seaman was taken from the water, the members of the Coast Guard worked more than two and one-half hours in an attempt to resuscitate him but without avail. Warning shots were fired ahead and when the vessel did not stop, the Dexter fired through the riggings and later put a dozen shots into the hull of the Im Alone. The Coast Guard vessels picked up the members of the crew of the Im Alone with the exception of one person who was drowned. During her 40 years of service in North Carolina waters, she became something of a fixture to the local population, but by 1946, she was on her last legs.
Let us know your email address and we will email you monthly as our catalogues are posted. In the days following the ordeal, twenty-one Coast Guardsmen would be decorated. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Although the ships Leonordo Da Vinci, Coastguard Cutter Coos Bay and Fruen appeared in time for rescue, some 14 of the crew who had taken to the lifeboats perished. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 press photo shows excellent detail as Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-44336 plunges through the waves on a training mission. Clear, close, original 8 x 10 press copy photo of 1929 view shows excellent detail as the crew of CGC Apache poses on deck. Purchased at the estate sale of the retired US Coast Guard Captain, this was hanging in the closet. Filled with photos and information about the Navy and Coast Guard influences on the island, as well as information on many of the men who served there over the years. He was also a life-long sailor, marine enthusiast, historian and ecologist. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, rescues and assistance rendered, station listings, loss of life, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrol, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, the Blue Anchor Society [aid for the shipwrecked], awards of medals, report of Board on Life-Saving Appliances, and much more. Each overall clean, tight, only very light wear to wraps.. The sea was too rough to permit the Im Alone to be boarded and seized by force and the furthermore the master of the Im Alone waved a revolver in a threatening manner indicating that he would resist forcibly any attempt to board his vessel. When the body of this seaman was taken from the water, the members of the Coast Guard worked more than two and one-half hours in an attempt to resuscitate him but without avail. The Coast Guard decommissioned the old cutter on 6 September 1946.
Coast Guard Academy upperclassmans sweater dates from c.1954. Also included are two Academy yearbooks Tide Rips, 19 which include Mosers photo. Nice early collection of early photographs of the cutter and crewmen, some in humerous poses. The USRC Seneca was commissioned for the principal mission of locating and destroying abandoned shipwrecks that were still afloat and were a menace to navigation. Clear close press photo shows great detail as the gun crew pose on deck in front of the gun that sank the schooner Im Alone after a spirited chase off the New Orleans Bar. Pages are age toned, covers with some edge wear, soiling and rubbing. The wool blanket bears a painted US-CGC 57 near one edge. As a young man from Denver, Colorado, seventeen-year-old Dewey joined the United States Coast Guard in 1948 and made the Coast Guard his life. In 1972 the Commandant of the Coast Guard at that time, Admiral Chester R. Dog patrols were usually conducted at night and consisted of a dog and dog handler.