THE CABINET: Coast Guard's Hamlet

With exception of the war with Tripoli, the U. S. Coast Guard has played a distinguished part in every national struggle since its inception in 1790 as the revenue cutter service. The sinking of its cutter Tampa with 115 souls aboard stands, with the exception of the Navy's lost collier Cyclops, as the largest single U. S. naval loss during the World War. Operating in peace time under the Treasury Department, the chief business of the 11,966 officers & men and 350 vessels of the Coast Guard is saving lives & property, not...

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