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Volume 3 WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 1946' Number 15
AUGUST 4 IS 156TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
MIESYSAGE FROMl THE COMA N D~NT
Coast Guard Daiy this year finds thle Serv~ice returned to its peancetime duties.
Demobilization from walr hias been complleted. The procblrnms of transition from
a war to a peacetime o~rgan uiza tion hav~e requc~ire'd g~reat r'endtju~stnirnt4. I walnt
to express to all Conlst Gnll~rlurdsnen1 myince'rest thanksicl for thle falithlful and1C Iloyal
devotion to duty during thle trying per~iod thiroughi whiich we hav~e just passed.
The Coast Guardl's penet~a~~ime fun1c'ltion are'C nol. Iles ilporltannt to` the Natic-n
than its role as a muemlber of the armeltd folrcI' team dlulilr ing w. We face the
future w~ithl new and added respo~nsibilities; for' thle safety Iof lifr and pro~lpertfy
at seal wh~ichb will re~quire the best effot'ill of all o~f uls. lytswih ade
sonal greetings to~1 all f you,1 o~n this ther on)e Hunldred Fift-Sixth A~nniversary
of the Const Guard.
JosEPH F. FARLEY.
MEISSAGE' FROM TH-E .;E(.'RETARY OF THBE '[RESURY
The Commandant takes pleasuo1re in forwardling to the Service extrac~ts from
Anniversary m~essalges as follow\\s: ""FromI SCClecrtar o:f thle TL'reasury, Snylder on
the 156gth Anniversanry of thle United States Conast Guardl: It is my distinct pleas-
ure to salute the officers and mien oif your splendid o~rganlizati~n wrhich,, duiring
the long year's of its history, hias so fully livedl up to the Latin motto, inscribed
on its banne~rs 'PSrvpe r Ptla~ratu.' The hinane deeds of the Service in years
of peace have been numberless. The f~c~e of its armsy have been amply dem~on-
strated in every wanr since thle revolutionn.'
MIESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT SECREPTARY OF THEIR TREABURY
From Assistant Secretary of thle Treasury1' Foley: --Wet~ in the, Treasury are
proud of the Coast ~unrdl. I extend myg hea rtie~st cougrastulaltions a nd my best
wishes for the future to an or~ganization wh~ichi in my opinion stands out as
the best body of seamen in thle wForld."~
C. G. Distribution
A, B, C, D, and List 102
= Published with the approval of the Director of the Budget.
COAST GUARD i
ISSUED MONTH LY
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
INTERNATIONAL ICE 'PATROL
ENDS ITS FIRST POST-
,;i WABI SEASON
The .Interneu~tio~lna Ice Patrol of the
North Atlanile tl~raric lanes was con-
eludezd on July 27, there being then no
known ice thrleate~ning normal tratlfic
roldets. The cutters TInf rlloa, Miodoc, and
Majorll. were witlulrawi~\u frozlh their as-
signmentll on that da~te.
The leer patrol wpas ortic~ially com-
nlencedt o~n March 15, with the cutte~trs
dlodolr and Town. rr n~Iterna7t i ngI on patrol
for periods of apprlloxima~ltely 15 days
eachi. These vessels operated from Ar-
gentia, Newfoundlanllr d. Searches of the
ice area were;1~I alfo mad by Coast Guard
p~lanrl whenever there was sufficient vis-
ibility for such. flights.
The cutter Majorr*; during herf assign-
menot to the Inlternational Ice Patrol,
was utilized in investigations inzto the
value of radar as a means of detecting
icebergs. This studio was carried as far
as technical personnel permitted, and
it is thought that the observations made
are sufficient for the preparation of a
special report of considerable value.
The usual program of oceanographic
studies, made by the ice patrol cutters
previous to the war, had to be colnsid-
erably curtailed this year because of a
shortage of personnel.
During the latter half of April bergs
were discovered in progressively more
southerly posi~iitons south of the tail of
the Grand Banks and southeast of the
Grand Banks in positions endangering
traffic following UT. S. Tracks B, then in
use. Consequently on April 25, a shift
to extra southerly Tracks A, was ree-
ommended. By the end of Aipril the
threat to Tracks B had disappeared and
it was recommended that vessel trafflic
be shifted back to these tracks.
By the middle of July, the only re-
maining area in which, ice might be a
threat to T'rackis C was the vicinity of
the tail of the Grand Banks and the
eastern edge of these banks. The
Tampalr' completed a search of these areas
with negative results, by July 25, and the
following dlay the patrol was discon-
tinued for thie season,
The present ygear was a normal one
in the history of the ice patrol, insofar
as the prevalence of ice was concerned.
TChe ice reports were extensively used
by the increasing volume of commercial
Trtl;til- now us~ingl the North Atlantic
routes. In carrying out the patrol
ut lle<~. the Coast Guard cutters received
ice, sea. temperature, or weather reports
fromln 155 vessels. The number of ves-
sels making use of the regular radio
b~~rloude.; ctt on ice conditions is, of
couw. nknwn.The pa~trol ships also
reporlteld the position of 20 derelicts.
ARE PRESENTED BY
Thirteen Con~st G:uardi officers were
presented with decorantions in a mass
ceremony at Const Guard HIeadquarters
on August 1-1. Thiere wrrtle seven Bronze
Stars~ and six NavS (co~unnendation
Capt~l. Fred~l P. Ycltteirick, was awarded
the BRo~nze star Me~dal forl "clistin-
guiahrtd achit\evement in c..ouec~tioln with
operations against the enemy while
serin\'lg uS contenilLder olf a unit o~f ships
of anl escio.rt grocup pr~otecting trans-
'In dlir~clt charnlge ilf all operal~tions ef-
fee~tlng a p~ipe-line~ cross,~ing of the
Whalnugpiln Rivecr at Shanughai. China,
awil copinog withl dir~cuticuties rldlom en-
corunrteredil in military~ piple-line r~iver
cros~sin, d~~. tisplaying~ great i nit iative and
ingenluity- andi skillful improl~lvisions o~f
allapring thle equ~ipmentr u to the special
work t han *" Lt. (jg) Clif-
ford G;. Needbnin, USCOR, was awarded
the Bronze Star' luedal.
"Fo:r mueritor,~ious service as com-
mandll~ingS cliCerlS o`f Uinited Staltes war1-
shiiIps enlgagedc inl (llaly operations in
thle Atlantic: cpera'ting~ thelir 4hips with
skill aw1l tetfic:iencyl- unde~rt the hazards
of sul~;1innrin infestte~ w~ter~s, therleby
corntributingg ma~terially to the success-
tol thle tighting friontsi in Europie," the
fo~lllnwing atticers' I~reeivel.l thle Columen-
Capgt. Sttilphen~l H. Evanis, c'cmmanuder
Christophe Dl. Knapp Commannder
Barry1' A. Lough~llin. andl Lt. Johin F.
Lt. Cclnlf.. G:len L,. Honllins, columan-
deri of the~ U;.s.S. Ricketts during a res-
cuc e of surv'ivors' fromt a collision of two
shiils in tha~t co:nvoy~ "plromptly ma-
neuvecredl his shlil fo~r effic~ient r~scune
workll desp'ite~ rougllh seas. fnlaming oil-cov-
er'ed~ waters, and the honed~r of anu im-
minent exp~lsionr l I'f the hur~ningr gaso-
linie-ladntl tanoker,' sulcct ded~c in saving
manyS hrlple~ss andi exhausted men."
Liceutena~nt Commalndr~ er Rollins received
thti Bro-nze~ Star RIleal for lis ac~tions.
staIndli ne partnr Ilmalncer I-f d~u ty" while in
commnlllll d cf n wrrsh~ip inl convroy duty
in thle Atinntier. C'ommaunder~ Smuel F.
Graylg UsCo, Irceived~t a Bronze Star in
lieul of; ar.I1~ (:econd Commndatio(. n Hibbon.
a convoyl~ t du t- w~rsh ip. Clununa nder Iry-
ing .T. Stephens. rece~iv'ed a BrIonze Star
in1lieno rfn sc~oul iunaplcommmantiRibbon.
L~t. r'o11le1. Rorbert 1Yilrox. IlSPG,: was
awardedl n1 BRIonzr Star1 in lieu olf a see-
orid (connelut~n~t ioni H~ihbbn.
Total _~_~ ~ -1 1.5
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
ANNUAL STATISTICS ON AIDS TO
NAVIGATION SHOW17 TREND
Annul~al statistics on. the condition of
t he syst emc'f aids to marine nav1\igatii ol,
for Ihet tisc~al year just closed, show a
smalll noet increase in th~e I~nuber of such
aids, but ccn.idelrabbl e netivity in the es-
talblislanentl ofI niewt aids andll the dis-
conltinluanlce of others. Th'lis indicates a
starbilization inl the system and an almost
complete recturln to peacetime conditions.
The constr Guard in its maintenance of
aids to nav~iFgtionl upon the Inaviguble r:
wa~ters~ of thre United States and its
possessions anrd for offshore bases es.
tablishedt 1.ffi6 a-ids to Inavigationi and
dlisrcontinuedl 1,6371eeaving a net increase
of 339 or a grand total of 36,879 aids to
nlavigatioln, cln 30 June 1946(. The small
net increase during the fiscal year in aids
to navigatrion was due to the discon-
tinua~~nce~ If ;lids which. marked swept
ehnunlels.; convl~oy routes, and those which
wr~le r~equirtedl for other military needs.
The alids to, navigatioln program at
Unlitel Sltaltrs advance bases is being
stablilizrtd to conform with postwar mili-
All lighltshipD removed from station as
a wanr meansure and diverted to other
wartimr dultiets have been restored to
stations8 for lightship duty, except Fire
Islandlc Lighltship which has been re-
pin~cedl by$ a large type lighted whistle
buor al ndnt ra Idiobeacon established on
shore~ at F~irec Island Light Station.
An inlter~esting feature of the develop-
muent o~f nav~igational aids is the change
in the relatrive position of the illumi-
nants ( fuels used for the lighltfed aids.
The three principal illuminants are elec-
tricity, neeFtyrlenel gas, and kerosene. All
of these have.F been used for 50 years
or more, but their relative posi illns? has
c~hanged] slowlyr but steadily.
Fiifty years agll, nearly.1 100 prc'lCn.lt. of
all the lighted al~ids to, navliga~tion em-
playeS'd krerosenle oil in wick Imap
the other three! illuminants. Ten years
no~I, somewhatl~l mo~rel than one-fbirdl of
all the lighltr aids hu11llrne acety~lene gas~,
anld electric lights accounted for about
25 peri'~cent. The por l'.-entage6 of kierosene-
bunming wick lamps, altllm-uch still over
I, was deccliningr steadilyg, while acety-
lene and electric lights were on the in-
Tllllay, for nlitls on fixed structures, the
electric lights have far ouatstripped~i the
alcetylene lights, about (.5 percent of all
lights on fixed structures bingll electric
and only 13V/2 percent acetylene. T~he
kerosene-burning wick lamps still repre-
sent about 18%/ percent of the total for
fixed aids, but the number is decreasing.
The incandescent oil vapor lights (va-
porized kerosene) are few in, number.
The trend is thus for the kerosene
light to be disappearing from the scene,
and for the acetylene and the electric
light to be gaining~; the electric light
,more rapidly than the acetylene.
The number of marine radiobeacons
operated by the Coast Guard did not in-
crease during the ;year, due largely to
the fact that this type of navigational
aid has reached a point where exsisting
stations mark the navigablel waters of
the United States with reasonable ade-
quateness. Certain stations established
during the wcar for pulrely military rea-
sons have been discontinued.
The new electronics nav\igatil-nnT1 aids,
loran and r'aeon, also appear in the sta-
tistics for the past fiscal ?.war. and the
status of this program is shown by the
In Commission 30 June,
In Commission 30 June,
Northwes~t A-tlantic __
East. coast. U. 8_________ ___
W'est. coa-t U. S_ ________ ___
NVorth Pacific. _____________
Masria nas. _
SUMMhARY' OF AIDS TO NAVIGATION AND CHANGES DURING THE
I Liphtship~ stations not counted in totals.
t Includes auxiliary warning! radiobeancon on NantuCket Shoals Lightship.
*Lighted ound buoys counted only once in grand total.
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
R ACON STATIONS
3 ..._. __. _
1 3 . .
14.. ..... .....
Total June 30
Lights, 200 ep &L above._ .
Lights, below 200 ep...... .
Lightship Stations 2..... ..
Lighted bu oys (including
~float lights)....... ___ .
Lighted trumpet buoys. ~ _
Lighted w~histle buoys.. _
Lighted bell buloys..... _
Lighted gong buoys_ .. _
Total lighted aids,__ _
Sound fog signals_ ____
Lighted buoys with bells,
whistles, gongs or trum-
pets a___... ____ .
Unlighted buoys with bells,
whistles or gongs. ,___
67 .. _
Total fog signals_____ 161
Buoys _______ ____ 907
Day~beacons____ ___ 157
Total sillent aisfa _fiand unlight- i Oi 0
Granld total ... ~. ... 976 1, 637
339 |......1 36, 540
110 | 169
COAST GUARD BULLETINN
PACIFIC COAST LI[GHT LIST FOIR
1946 IS ISSUED
The 1946 edition of the Lighit L~ist,
P'ac~ific Consit, is nocw available to the
public, having madell its appearan;~ lce? dur-
ing July. All volumes~l of the L~ight Lists
for 1946l havet nc.w been. issued, with the
exception ofp the Lighlt L-ist for the In-
traconstal Wa':terw~- ay which. will be
available inl a few~ day.1;~ Sales prlice of
the Pacifiic I.oast Light List is 75 cents
FORMER WEATHER SHIPS ARE
BEING RETURNED 'TO
All of' thet 10.' fr'igtes turned over by
thle Navy' 1 to ilt' (Cos~t Guard to be em-
playedl as wea~therl~ station vessels, with
the eckceptil...n o:f 1 \essel, having been
relievedt o~f thlis tluty. the group is now
being relturn~lell r to ue Navy. Weather
r'epor'lting funlc~tilonsl ofl the Coast Guard
in thle NoIrth Atlalntic~ will in the future
be per~lfolltrme withl colast Guard cutters.
Thle permalnentn stations of the 327-
foot~l cu1Itter~ Iibi anad Spencer hav~e
been c-hanrted fromll Norfolk, Va., and
New YorklI. N~ Y., resprectively, to Boston,
Rlass., where~l 1Ibe vess~els have been, as-
signed tot dulty undrlll~ the Commander
North A~tlalntic OCean Patrol, in con-
nlectilln w~ithl we;thler reporting duty.
Disly'sition o if thle frigates is as fol-
Em~poria ( PF-2S'
At Bos-tonl, Alass. awaiting fetrry
crews fo~r movement to the 8th
Naval Di-tric~t for decommission-
ing and return to Navy.
Lorain ( PF-9$3)
Green rsboro ( PF-101'I
At. New YoCrk, N. Y., awaiting ferry
c~rews fo~r move\-ment to the 8th
Naval District for decommission-
ing and return to Navy.
En route Newr Orleans, La., for de-
commnissioning and return to Navy.
Groton. (P F-291
Arrived New Orleans, La., on '17
July for decommissioning and return
AIrrived New Orleans, La., on 23
July for decommissioning and re-
turn to Navy.
In Seattle, Washl., awanitingr decomm-
missioningg and return to Savy.
Corpus Christ~i (PF--44)
In ]Bremecrton, WVash., awaiting de-
comm~lissioningi l and return to Navy.
Stand~ing by in. San Francisco, Calif.,
awaniting to report to 13th Coast
Guard District for det'comml~l iSsionmeil
anld return to Navy.
Reported "at sea," weather station
OFFICE OF COIMMA~DIER, NL\ORTH]B
ATILLATICT[ OCEAN ~PATROL;,
An office of Commander, N=>r~th At-
lantic Ocean Patrol, has been e-sta;bl i sh ed
at Argentia, Newfoundland, for the pur-
pose of taking charge of the Coast
Guard operations on the International
Ice Patrol, the Greenland Patrol, the
\Veather Pa7trol, the servicing of aids
to navigation. in Lalbrador, G~rteelandc
and Newfoundland, and the furnishing
of minor logistic support to naval bases
The comzmander of this patrol is re-
sponsible opera1tional~lly to the Coast
Guard Commander, Eas-tern' Area, and
administratively to the c'llnlirunan n an
of the Coast Guard. Logistic support
for vessels of the North Atlantic Ocean
Patrol except for personnel, and except
for supplies and repairs obtained locally
at Argentia, will be fullrnishedt by the
Commander, First Coaist Guard District.
This new office will function. in a maan-
ner quite similar to that of a commander
of a Coast Guard district.
MANY CHANGES IN AUXEI;LIARY
PROCEDURE SHOWTIN IN NEW
A newv edition of "lInstru~c~ti lons, U. S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary," -which has just
been published and distribulted to all
officeers of that organiiiziltion, contalins
many changes in procedure, in uniforms,
and in other matters necessary for a
return to full pealcectime' status.
Where former editions of the instrue-
tions had c~ontainred much material of a
military nature necessitated by the war
and-the extensive participationr of A1ux>
iliary~ members in the port security ac-
tivities accomplished by the Temporary
Reserve, the present edition outlines a
peacetime organization. Of particular
Training Schools for Coast Guard Enllisted Personnel
to air and surface navigation over the
COORDINATOR FOR INTERC-
A coordinator for. interdepartmental
and international affairs has been es-
tablished in the office of the Comuman-
dant at Coast Guard HIeadquarters.
This coordinator is to be responsible for
coordinating Coast Guard representa-
tion on all interdepartmental and
international conferences, committees,
boards, and meetings, of which the Coast
Guard is a member or an observing
party. C'apt. H. C. Iloore, USCG, has
Ileen assignled to this position.
GRADUAL INCREASE IN
Conditions surroundling the Coast
Guard's progr~am for the training of
enlistedl personnel are now such that
.schools h-tre been r~educed to thle small-
est praclitica~ble mliirnium, both in num-
bersc and size. Thiere is great need for
nddlitionall training throughout the en-
tire service, because of the major re-
adtjusTtments of personnel made neces-
silry by the cess~ticon of hostilities.
However,~ neulte shorjltages of trained
personnel throtughout the service, have
madlte it dlitticult forl comm~anders of
L'Ianst G.;ua rdl dist ricts to release men for
t ra i ning,
MoI:st schools arle operating consider-
ably below capacnity, beenuse of the dif-
ticulties atte~nding thle diversion of men
for training. However, as proper train-
ing will be a majirr factor in the effcient
remawnnin g~ of the m~nyr Const Guard
units, it is be~lieve~d thlat shortly there
will set in an increase in the flow of men
to the vaRrious specialist schools.
254 COAST GUAR
interest to Auxiliary members is t~he
description of the new Auxiliary uni-
form and insignia, and changes in the
rating designations which conform to
thle available study courses-
The instructions have considerable
streamlined the procedure relating to
correspondence and other paper worb.
Copies of the new publication have been
sent to all districts, and will be distrib-
ultled t il eisr st officers concerned and
ADDITIONAL CADETS ARE AP-
POINTED TO ACADEMY
The following men hiave been tendered
appointments as cadets in the United
States Const Guardl, in addition to those
listedl in the August issue of the CoasT
Charles J. Glass,
Niagarn Falls, N. Y.
Warren W. Waggett,
Highland Park. Ill.
C. G. TO PARTICIPATE IN DIS-
PLAY OF RADIO AIDS TO
Arrangements we~re madeJ during the i
past week; forl the Coastlt Guardl to- pa-
ticipate in the forthcoming intern-
tional demonstration of raudio aids~ for
air navigation schedulled to> be held at
Indlianapo~li, Indl., in Novemberr 1D6.
The consrat Guard, with the clooperation
of manufacturers of equipment, will (1s-
tablish a loran displayr booth showing
present loran coverage of the world, and
acquainting repr'esentatives of the va~-
rious foreign governments with the op-
eration of loran receiver indlicntors.
The Army Air F~orce will furnishi an esI-
peciallyr equipped plane to give netual
flight demonstrations of lorann for tho.Se
interestedl represec~ntative.~~ One o-f the
prime concerns of the Const Guard is to
shiow the value of loran as an aidl both
Weekrls S pecial qualifications
7 Oct., 4 Nov., 2 Dec.
7 Oct. and every 7
burst. N. J.
NTS, NAS, .
burrst, N. J.
Chief and first-class
Non rated men with re-
lated experience, high
AT M,. MoInh I, and EMh,
other raitings it quall-
fled by mechanical
ability or experience.
Second-class petty on-
cers or below. High
Maximum are 2
years. Physical re-
qu Ire ment s combat
Aids to Navigation...__ CO3TS, Groton, Conn.
Aviation Machinist's CG Air Station, San
Mlate. Diego, Calif.
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
Tra ining Schools for Coast Gulard Enlisted PerSOnnlel--Con tinued
NAS, Pin-mac~ula, Fla..
CO; Air Station, Sun
Wee'rks SFp~rinl qnlalifications Convening dates
Loran Operator (RA-
darmnan (1i' 1.
Pharmnrisir's Male. .
Radiomn .... ...
Radio Mastrkll r BaI Is
PhMI any class. Typ-
mernts comislat aircrew~-
Rh~ite or 3c with r
moint h.' sea duiy or
tour of foirrmn dutiy.
F.1 1'1~el...... ..
ETAT any class~.........
No-nralrel mlen witrh r-
Nllnrated men w~ith mlin-
Iunum ea~re ofI ?.5 rn
The peed of respoinse
Nunrtedmen witr b
Trdio cipelri*InCe or
mechanleal and eli.*-
I Nov. andl Ievry .1
SOct. and e~very 1
wee~lks t hereafll r.
ID S.-prl. nd e~-rery l
weeksJ thle; nInftr.
4 Nov. ?nd eveiry n
weeks I hereafter.
24 Sep't. andl I.veTY 3
1! Siet. andl I'\ery'
To~I be annoucllr d.~i
: O~ct. and Ievery 4
7'.k Oct. and every
CO TS, 0rllon, Connr. Its
.... do........... ..... I. I-
.. d.... ...... ...... 21
I.h.. ......... ...r.
COAST GUARD DEVISING NEW
SYSTEM OF MARINE EQUIP-
The Rlerch~ant Marine Technical Divi.
sion of thle Con~st Cuard p~lans shiortly
to inaugurate a revised system orf mer-
chant vessel equipment approvals.. The
revised systeml will no:t reqluire resub~-
mission of material already approved, if
there has been no change in the item I.lf
equipment, no ebange in C'onst Guard
requirements. andl thle manufacturer in-
tends to continueiJ its manufacture. Un-
der the new system, a unew "Cert ificate of
Approval" will be issuedl. It will contain r
t he dte, t a approval n umber, na me olf ma n-
ufacturer, a brief identitiention orf the
item, and the expiration date of the up-
preval. which is limited to five 'ears
unless soocner canceled ojr suspen~cded by
proper authority. Instructionss regalrd-
ing manufacture, sale and use of the
item Dpproved, on vessels subject to
the ma ri ne i nspect ion laws. w ill be found
on thle reverse side.
Primarily, the systeml is designed to
keep an up-to-dante rco~rrd of all current
equipment "aRpprovals." Fo~rmerly, ap-
provals of lifesaving, fire-fighting and
certain other items of equipment for use
on merchant vessels, once issued, r~e-
mained in effect indefinitely, were trans-
ferrable, and were withdrawn only in
cases of outright disapproval. Noc pro.
visions were made for renewals upon
modification in equipment design, trans-
for~L of malnulfnertu ring owneedl.lip. sulper-
sedence by' sup~erio~r equipment. and
nthler factors9 which1 inf11luenCe thel. ract
idlentity of thle originally approved ar-
lil.Exil;ting recordsl~ contain unter-
mana~ted approval~lld lsntinlg as far backi as
1872~. The c~uulativei~ c total olf ll these
unterrunnated app~rovals amounts to ap-
p~roimanitely 500, mny3u of which are
obsoeIICte, noI Illloner ma~nufacttured, mano-
ulfue~tured~ witllch ebnges, o~r manufa7c-
tur~ed by persons other than in whl~ose
unmer the o~rigionl a~pproval was issued.
Under tle r~evised aystemu, sample oppor-
tunity- will be ntfordled nil listed marine
equipment moanufuceturecrs to> request
continunaoce of thle approval of their
pirodnects, providing: suchr Prodlucts are in
e\every respect illentia~l with those pre-
vio~usly approved. If' certification is not
re~questedl, it is planned to automatically
dlrop allI old ap7provanls. There after, all
app~rovlled items mlust be maintained
"current" for a period of 5 years. How-
ever, if alr~eady approved equipment is
altered, new approvals must be obtained
regardless of thle timer involved. The
new system is expected to be in full
operation about .I'anuary 1, 1417.
The policy of the Coast Gunrd with
respect to those items of merchant res-
sel equipment whose approval will au-
tomatically terminate as a result of the
new approval system, is to permit use
of those items so long as they are in the
ship chandler's stocks, or in service
aboard ship, provided the equipment is
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
inl no way;i defective or unlsulitablie for '
As a furthcr services tol the industry,
once a, couillilett ciulrrent list of all ap-
p~~lrove equipment~ is c~omplile~d, it wTill be
tion to. tirlld marir ne ins~p'ct[c~ in rtlkerts.
purllchasing agents, s~ip, buildlers, ship
chan~idlersi ship,'s cfctheers and oithrrs lu-
terested inl thet solarctio~n of approved
rls sulbjrclt tto ('oast Goard~ inlsjection.
WATERFRONT FIRE IS EXAM-
PLE, OF WHAT COAST GUARD
AUXILIARISTS CAN DO
Prompt action by the crew of the
A~uxiilney-malnned C'oast Guned Cutter
CGI--8JJJ7'. p~rreventedt a fire whichl swtpt
Pequennrck Dnc~k in Brideeport. Conu.,
in the earlyT mon1CIinlg oif Jluly 371. from ll
splendinlg thiroughout thc entirr water
The S.132!7. whlich~ hadl beeni o~becklins
moored forl the knight alt the~ Lung Is1land-
Bridgepor't ferlry d~c~k. About 2: -1"5
A. Mi., Johni G~. Trlmklins, of Flotilla -101'
watch, spo~trte ther spreadinlirg thumnes anld
sounded: a gncrali 11larmi. chlief R. T.
Green, USCO'(, otticert-in-cha~nrg, immeli-
ately orde~rlid his vresw l underway. ~
WVorkin~ as c~lose tol thle flamles as
safety woluldl perm~it. thle RJJJ.l powell ~
tons of walter onI the doom~ned sitructure,.
with tlhe anxliliarists w\ork~ingT in re~llays
as fthey manlned thet hIighl-prei'Ssure hose.
The Coast Guard~ cen:~t fought a Ilone
battle for morle tha7n "0 mlinutes until
the Bridgepllrt city tire department was
able to bring their eqruipmenjt into, play.
By this time~ thle lame11 S were r'oarijg
through al walr~lrehouse~ on thle pier, and
four barges, m~ade fast a~lon~gside, drifted
of~ as their haw~sers burned through.
Two of the clrift ing craft were; :Iire. onue
threatening a7 nearby lumber dckIcl and
the other a1 .\ucht club with a larlge
fleet of private~ crnft molored Ioff its dock.
Making certain that the ci ty appa raus
wlas in action. Chief Green pulled away ~
from the b~lazinn dcklrl and started to
round up 'the d rift ing ba rges, go ing a after
the burning ones fir~st. On~e of them,
with 400 tonls of coal aboard, was7 afire
fore and aft. Auxiliar~ists wenilt aboard
w\ith hose andi axes aind soon hafd the tire
under contro~l. The S.3J27 towe'd the
barge to sa~fetyt and thlelln ent aIfter
another whose cabin was aflame. This
was soon extinguished, and the barge
tllrurne ove'r to a tugboat. The cutter
then assisted a police launch which was
struggling with thle other two barges,
and- tooki them inl tow.
Byg this time the ferryboat Birrac~ker-
hoff w~as under way an1d the fire depart-
mnt~u loadedl pumping equipment aboard.
However, due to her deeper draft and
lesser manne~uverabilt S ithe wasi unable to
operated as close to the blaze~ as the
3.NJ.17, which retuirnedl to thle battle after
sto:1pping to extKinguiss h a fire which broke
out c.n the ferryr dock~.
Somnetimie after 5: 30 a. mn., thle blaze
wa;S brouglt unler clntr~ol. Though con-
finled to rthe dockl: o a nd waehouse,. damage
wa'fs estima:tedl at aboutll $150,000). Until
the Clriou-kerhoff~ got under wlay, the
cl'alst G;uardl cra~~ft was the oinly wanter-
bornelcl means11.T of ~omlbating the blaze,
which could easily bove wiped out
Bridl~gepor''s entire water-fr~ont area.
Reports from other Districts indicate
an increasl~iing nc-tivityr among the Auxiil-
Inri lotlls.The following reports are
fromn the Tivelfthl. Fourth, andl Second
(.coast Guar~d districts, r'espectively.
TW`'ELFTH C'OAST GUA~RD DISTRICT
Five rlotillns are alrrady under way
on1 thle CourtesyP~ boat insprction project.
E'achi flotilla is undelcrtaking an indoctri-
nationr prlogramll b~ased upon., thle Vessel
Insp-c~to~r's; Referenlce G~uide~ andl an out-
line o~f thle major provisionsl of the motor-
honlt no~t wbic~h was forwarlldted to each
. A plrferred rar~te of i nsu ranc~e for Aux-
iliary. crfft has berrn obltained in this
district, in whic-h a g~reat deail oif interest
has1 b~etn shown byr boalt-ownillng members
of the Auxiliary.
Va~llejol Flotilln No. 25, has continued
with thle ischediledl Ibimonthlyl cruises for
nmp~utee andt neurotic cases from 111are
Island~t Naval~1 Hospital.
FOURHTH COAST GUrARD D~ISTRICT
The~ De~laware Bayg patrol is continu-
ing suc~crssfully but thle Delawa~re River
patrol has been~l disc'ontinuled tempgorar-
ily dlue to the Inekl of available boats,
which lackl has been enfusedc by placing
tive, 35-fOoters in oIn overrhaul status at
low~l boat yardsil for mluch-needed re-
pairs. The Auxiliaryg is furnishing
eight-mnlr crew~s art Hanrnegnt, Atlantic
C~ity, Oceln ('ity. G:ret Eegg Towsend's
Inilet, and Her~efordl Inlet Life-boat Sta-
tions during w~eek ends. These crews
have madle possible thec olperationn of
lifesaving netivitiesH at all the major
inllets o~f thle JTersey coast with the ex-
ceptio~n of Benchl Havnen. A large num-
INFORMATION ON VOTING
BY MILITARY PERtSONNEL
Information received from secretaries
of state indicate general elections are
to be held in the following States on 5
November 1946. MIaine's general elec-
lion will be held on 0 Septembher 19416.
Standardl Form No. 76i or USWBC Form
No. 1. Postcard Appliention for Ballot,
mayl be used byr service personlnel for
olbtaining an absentee ballot from all
these States (except Mlontana) and w~ill
be necepted at any timne unless otherwise
indicated below~. Voting instructions are
ccountined in Personnel Circular No.
COAST GTJARD BTJLLETIN
ber of assists made byv these volunteer
crews have cer~tainly saved the Service
by averting several drownings.
BE;COND COAST OUARD DISTRH
On the 4th of July 1946,. Auxiliarists
reestablished the Bosto~n Lifeboat Sta-
tion, using the COC 641300 as the station
ship. The CG 3852-1 waRs assigned to tle
lifeboat station for patrol and rescue
work. Only one3 regular Coalst Guard
Machinist's mate is assicgned to the
whole operation. Approximately 75
Auxiliarists give part time~ to this job.
Several creditable rescue emissions h~ave
been accomplished this month.
Officers to be
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will masil balklt
Last day harllot may he received
back; to be counted
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5~ Sept. 1916....
24 Sept. 19-10.. _
7 Sept.. 1916 _
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5i Sept. 1946_ _
1Yhen printed ~_
36 Augt. 1946_..
Any t~imle.__ ...
6 Sept. 1916... _
1 Sept. 1946_ ~
20 Sept. 19-16
21 Sept. 1946_.. .
10 ept. 1946. ..
21 Sept. 1946_ _
1' Sept.R 1946.. _
21 Sept. 19416 i
1 Sept. 191~6. .
. lhen printed.
1946 (6 p. mi.).
1916 (noon r.
1946 (6 p. m.).
1946 (6 p.o m..
.1946 (10 a). m
1916 (7 p. m.).
I Classes of absentees who may vote in addition to service personnel include: (1) Mrerchant Masrine;
(2) American Red Cross; (3) Society of Friends; (4) United Service Organizations.
ALABnBAM.-Sttat will not mail ballot
sooner than 20 days before election
for all nonservice personnel. Service
personnel are exempt from the poll tax
and may v-ote by an absentee ballot if
registered. Members of the M~erchant
Marine and civilians outside of the
United States who are officially at-
tuchetd to and serving with the armed
forces of the United States, who are
registered and have paid their poll tax
may vote by absentee ballot, the post-
enrd form being accepted as an ap-
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
ARIZONA.-ble~rchant lnarine personnel
mnay simnilarly vote absentee.
muents or' other l'(proosn11 to be voted
upo~n: (1) Raise salaries of constitu-
tion1al officers; (2 )giver counties right
to vote 10-mil road taxr. Merchant
Marine pe's~onnrel .may simlilarly vote
COLORA DO.--Conslt itutional1 amze n d-
mlents or other propusals,;~1 to be voted
upon: (1) Abolition of numbers on
ballots; (2) abolition, of --jark pot"
provision in oldl-ngje pension amend-
menlt. Ballots cast w~ithinl the United
States from personnel of the Society
of Frliendg and United Service Organn-
izations must be back by 3 S:\tNovember
10-16 to be counted.
IDAHO.-Constitutional amendments to
be voted upon: Th~ree.
or other proposal to be voted upon:
Section 2 of article XIV of State con-
stitution. Postcard form: not accept-
able for atpplicationz for ballot from .
Other than service personnel. Other
absentee voters make application. di-
rect to county clerk of voter's county
not before 7 October 21-41). The ballot
will not be mailed to these other ab-
sentee voters until 7 October 1946.
to be voted upon: Proposed amend-
ment rtilnting to filling vacancies in
LOUISIANA. --Constitution~al amend-
ments wcill be voted upon.
MAIQRYLAND. -Constitutional amend-
ments or other proposals to be voted
upon: (1) Amewrnling appointmzents
of judiciary and bond; (2) state's
attorneys; (3) election anld com-
pensation of sheriffs: (4) powers to
Baltimore Redevelopment Cominis-
MICH-IGAN. -- Constitutional amend-
ment to be voted upon: Limiting State
control and participation to certain
MONTANA.--Constitutional amend -
mnent or other proposal to be voted
upon : Referendum 50 -$2,000,000
bond issue for State insane hospital.
Postcard form not acceptable as ap-
plication for any absientee~ voters.
They must make written a~pplication
to their county elet~~ls for an approved
form of apprlientionl for absent voter's
N'EBRASKA. -- Conostitutional amend-
ment will be voted upon. Memrbers
of A~llcllarcha Mar~ine and civilians out-
side the United States offcially at-
tached to aInd
NEW' HAMPSHIRE. C~oustitutional
amendments or other proposals to be
votedl upon: (1) Local option (beer
and liquor), (2) question on calling
constitutional convention; (3) fiscal
argenit querstio~n !applies to Coos
NEW~ Y'ORK.--Provisions~u eist fo~r ab-
senotee votinlg by personnel of the
Metrchanut n~lunori, Ameriennl Red
Cr'oss, Society of Fr~iends, andh United
Serrv i ce Organ iza tions.
ORHE GOCN Consititutio nal amend-
muents or other proposa1ls~1 to be voted
upoa:n: (1) Chlangril ng order o~f ucces'P-
sicJn to office of Governor in case of
valca~ncy ; (2) repealing prohibition
aLgainlst Chinese owrning real estate
Ilr miningu trlaimus: (2) p~ermnitting bills
in Ltgislalture to~ be rea~d by title only ;
t-4) increasing number of State sen-
nual Staite taxs levy of C,.i-15~ mils for
Ilenlt of ;~'unuries;; I6) bill creating
rural srlchool Iardlll for' each county.
State will noit rcciver applien;tion be-
fore 6; September 1946.
TEXS. .--Constitutional amendments
or other proposals to be voted upon:
(1) Proposed by HI. J. R. No. 5, For~ty-
ninth TLegislature, authorizing appro-
priation by legislature of $75,000 to
John Tar~leton, Agricultural College to
pay claims for the construction of a
building on campus pursuant to defi-
ciency authorization, by the Govetrnor
of Texas on August 31, 193'T; (2) pro-
posed by H. J. R. No. 10, Forty-nlinth
Legislature, providing a Ir-til~riement
dlisability, and death compensation
fund for the appointive officers afnd
employees of the State, limiting: the
amount contributed by the State to
such fund, and providing that counties
may, by a vote of its qualified voters.
provide a similar fund; (3) proposed
by H. J. R. No. 49, F'orty-ninth Legis-
lature, allocating all net reve~nues de-
rived from the taxes, except gross
production and ad valorem toxses,
levied on motor fuels and lubr~icaRnts,
and motor vehicles registration fees,
for the benefit of, public roadwrays and
for payment of certain specified road
district bonds or walrralnts, with the
exception that one-fourth of such net
revenue from motor fuel tax: shall be
nlloca~nted to the available school fulnd ;
(4) proposen~d by H. J. R. No. 82, Forty-
ninth Le~gisnturet providing a veter-
an's land fund, to be administered by
a veteran's land board, withl the date
of election thereon fired as Novemlber'
7, 1046i (f2 days after the general e~lee-
tion). A mandamlus suit has been
COASTr GUARD BULLETIN
Capt. Mile.< H. Insllay, previous orders of
detachment from Headquarters
amened.Ordered to Aen~de~rny for
Capt;. Gc~rge~ E. Alecu';be, from Blaltimore
Section to Coast Guard Headlquarters
for temporary dulty.
Capt. Filoyd J. Sexton, from Western
Inspector to Fourlth~ Coast Guard Dis-
trict for duty as relief of District
Capt. Julius F`. Jacot, from Maniila, Phil-
ippine Islanrds, to Eighlth Coast Ounrlld
District for duty as D~istrict Opera-
tions Off~icer andlt Deputy Group Com-
Capt. Gcarlgc W. MclIean, from M~are
Island, Calif. (AP--116) to M~iamri, Fin.,
for duty as District Operations Officer
a nd~ Deputy Group CJommander. Or-
ders to NCLAB nnmendied.
Capt. Niels S. Haugen, transfer to
Th'lilrrlrleet Coast G~uard District for
duty as District Operations Officer noud
Deputy Group Commander.
Capt. Paul W. Collins, from. Comzmandesr
E~i~ltht Coast Guard District to home
Capt. WCilliam Mi3. MlcC~uire, designated
Marine Inspection Officer, Third Coast
Guard District, uponl retirement of
Capt. (T) George Fried.
Capt. Charles WF~. Tlhomas, commander
Grt latlln Patrol to Commander
North Atlantic Patrol (for duty as
Capt. Walter R. Richards, from Tlhird
Coast Guard District to Eastern Area
for duty as Chief of Stafft of the Comm-
mander.. Permanent station remains
Capt. Richard L. Burkie, from Com-
manderlI Eastern Sea Firontier to Com-
ma~nder Eastern Area for duty on
staff. Permanent station remains
Capt. George C. Carlsteat~lt. when Irel il\eve
of duty as District P-lanl~ning: and Con-
trol Officer, ncsigned duty as District
Operations Offcer and Deputy Group
Capt. William W. Kenner, from 11In nila.
SPhilippine Islands to Coast Guard
Group Alameda, Calif., for dulty as
commanding o~fficer. Orders to M~iamli,
Capt. Dwvight A. Chase, desigrnatr ed
Chief, Civil Enlgineer~ing Division,
Capt. Gustavus R. O)'Connnor, from Coast
Guard Aendelrny to Thirteenth Coast
Guard D~istrict as Engineering~ Otlicer.
Capt.KRenneth Kt. Cowart, from Twelfth
Coast Guard District to Headquarters
for duty as Assistant to Eng~inerr-in-
tiled, chl;iming a clerical error in thle
date, aind the date was meant to be
November 5, 1196, and asking thlat thie
amendmlr lent be haulrnitte~d on tha~t date.
SErvicet pe~rsonlnel andl members of the
Malritimle Se'rvice? or Mlercha7nt ]Marine
ar1e nolt reqluired~ to pay1~ poll tax and c
sEtcuringJ o~f exemption cer~tifientes not
nececssary.s Members of Regular11 Es-
taiblistunen~it of the Army, Navy~, or
Mari ne (orpr's are barred from volt i g.
UTAH.-(constitutional ame1rndments11 to
be vo~tred uplon: Three.
11'EST V'I tG INIAi I~.--Conlstitutio)na
amlendlulcnis to be voted uponll: (1)
State will receive applications at any
time ec'spt~l 10 days preceding an
WISCONS~IN. -Constitutional ame(Fn d-
mentsi to be voted upon: (1) Auditing
of Statte neeo:unts and (2) transporta-
tioni of school children Mmbrsof
M~erc~hnnt l\Itarine and members of
Am nerienn Red Cross, Society of
Friends. and U~nited Serv~ice Organi-
sation.; who? are outside the United
States attached to and serving wlith
the A~rmy. Navy, or Merchant Marine
mayr simiilalrly vote. Ballot requests
should be ma;iled to the voter's clerk of
CHANGES INT ASSIGN1YENTS
Commodore H. C. Sl11 pheardd desig-
nnatted Chief, O~ffice of Mo~rdantl Ma-
rine Safety, at Headquarters.
Commodor;e L~ouis W~. Perkiins, desig-
nated Colulrnmander,~ International Ice
Patrol and Commander, Greenland
Patrol. in addition to duty as Comm-
mander,, North Atlantic Patrol.
Commodore Milton R. Daniels, from
Fourth Coast Guard District to Yard
as industrial manager.
Capt. Edward~l H. Thiele, from Third
Coast Guard District (District Engl~-
neering Officer) to Hleadquarters for
Capt. Roy L. RaneyT, from. Coast Guard
Headquarters, Assistant (chief, Per-
sonnel Oflicer, to Assistant Chief, Of-
fice of Me~rc~hant Mar1inc Safety.
Capt. Russell E. W~ood, designated As-
sistant Chief, Office of Perrsoneltl at
Hea dqlua r ters.
Capt. H~arold C. Moor-l~e, from Coast
Guard HP:adqual'crters. Office of 310r-
chant Marine Safety to Office of Com-
Capt. Alfred C. Richmond, designated
Chtief, P';lanning and Control Sltaff, at
Hen dgu arterls.
Capt. Clarence H. Peterson, designated
C'hie~f. Alids to Nav~igation Division.
Hlea dqpyn Irtes.
UNIV. OF FL LIB.
DOCUU NILC DEPT.
COAST GUARD BULLETIN
Commander Victor F. Tydlacka, from
Receiving Unit, New York, to Atohov
as commanding offcer. i:.':
Commander Samuel F. Gray, designated .n':5::
Chief, Publie Information Division,
Commander Alfred WF. K~abernagel, des-
ignated Acting Commander Baltimore
Commander James D. Craik, from de-
tached Orders to Repair Base, St.
George, N. Y., as commanding officer,
Commander Richard D. Schmidtman,
designated Acting Chief, Testing and
Development Division, Headquarters.
Commander Earle C. Brooks, from Sev-
enth Coast Guard District to Owasco
as commanding offcer.
HOME PENDING RETIREMENT
Rear Admiral LySndon Spencer.
Capt. Harold G. Belford.
Capt. Fred A. Nichols.
Capt. Paul W'. Collins.
Capt. Henryv Coyle.
Capt. Henry J. Betzmer.
C.ommonlre~ Mlic~hael J. Ryan.
Capt. Geor~ge W~. Cairnes (advanced to
Renr Admlliral on retired list).
Capt. Chester H-. Jones (advanced to
Rear Admiral on retired list).
Capt. Frankl H. Higbe~e (ndv\anc~ed to
Rear Admlliral on retired list).
Capt. W'hitney RI. Prall.
C"apt. Benjamin C. Thorn.
Capt. HIenry C. Roach.
capnlt. Edward C. 111errill.
C'apt. Ep~hraimU Zoole.
Capt. Norman 111. Neloon.
cocmmandel r lunrv-in T. B~raswTell.
Commandeer FrederP'iCik A. Edgec~omb.
Capt. George R1. Panouemiller, from
Coast Guard Academy to Third Coast
Guard District as District Engineer-
Capt. John N. Heoiner, from Coast Guard
Headquarters to Tw~elfth Coast Guard
District for duty as District Engineer-
Capt. Edwrard EZ, Thiele, from Third
Coast Guard District to Coast Guard
Headquarters for Engineering duty.
Capt. Donald E. M~c~ay, designated Act-
ing Chief, Communications Division,
Capt. Gaines A. Tyler, from Coast Guard
Headquarters to Coast Guard Aca-
demy for duty as Head of the Depart-
ment of Engineering.
Capt. Lawr~ence AI. Harding, designated
Chief, Electronics Engineering Divi-
sion at Headquarters.
Capt. George F. Hicks, from Thirteenth
Coast Guard District (District Engi-
neering Officer) to Beadquarters (for
anpt. Lee H. Baker, designated Assist-
ant to Chief, Office of Operations at
Commander Warren L. Daivid, fromt
Thirteenth C~onst Guard District
(Tempojrary Duty) to Escanab~a as
Commnander Richardl C. Foutter, from
Slecond Coast (nurl~ld Distr~ict to Fourth
Cost Guard District.
Commllander Siimon R. Sinads, .Jr., from
Owasco to Co~mmanrder. North Atlantic
Patrol. Bo~ston represtjentaltiv for
duty asH perslnnlel otticer-
Commaundet r Franellcs W. Richlardson,
from Seventh C~onst Guanrd Distr~ict
to 111erchant Y'essel Inispection Divi-
II S GOVERNMENT PR1NTING OFFICE 1946
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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