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Volume 3 WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 1947 1 Number 28



The international ocean weather sta.
tion program, agreed to by thze various
members of the International Civil
Aviation Organizlation, is now tak~in?
definite formr, through the action of the
various member countries. By inter-
national agreement, a total of 13 sta-
tiouJ are eventually to be established in
the Atlantic Ocean. The United States
is to man 7 of these, 1 is to be manned by
the U~nited States and~ Canada jointly,
2 are tor be manned by the United K~ing-
dom, 1 is to be manned by' the Nether-
lands and Belgium. jointly, France has
bee~n assigned 1 station, and the re-
maining station will be operated jointly
by N'orway, Sweden, and the United
Ki gdom
,At the present time, Station C, lo-
cated in mid-Atlantic, is the only station
being opetrated by the United States, but
Station A, lying to the northwest of
Station C, is expected to be in operation
shortly. Of the EIuropean nations that
a re commit ted to this ocean station
program, Great Britain will have 2 cor-
vettes on station shortly. F'rance ex-
pec~ts to ha ve its station in operation
this fall. Their weather ships will be
frigates furnished and equipp~et for this
type of duty by thle United States. The
Nether~landls andi Belgium Governments,
manningo 1 station between them, have
also acquiredl American frigates and
special equipment to fulfill their obliga-
tion and have these about ready to go
into operation.

The adherents to the International
Civil Aviation Organization are: Bel-
gium, Canada, Fra:nce, Ireland, the
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the
United Kingdtoml, .and the United
States. Weather stations agreed upon
aire to be as follows:
Station. A:
62*00' N ._, Mid-Atlanties
33"00' W.
Station B:
56.30' N ., Western NorthAtlantle.
51"00' W.
Station C *
52*45' N__ Mid-Atlantic.
35030' W.
Station D *
44"30' 19._ F Western North Atlantie.
Station E:
34000' N_._ WCestern North Atlaantic.
52000' W.
Station F:
35030' N__- Western North Atlantic.
40000' W.
Station G:
4600' N--- Eastern North Atlantic.
29900' WV.
Station HF:
36*00' N -_ Western North Atlanltie.
7i"0ogg W
Station I:
60"00' ]N_, Eastern North Atlantie.
20000' WS.
Station J:
S53*50' N ._ Eastern North Atlantic.
18"40' WI.
Station K:
47*"00' N__ .Eastern North ~Atlantic.
15*00' W.

I Published with the approval of thze Director of the Budget.
Distribution (SDL No. 80) :
A: i3, e, d (5 ea) ; e, f, h, m (3 e~a) ; remainder (1 ea)
B: c (14 ea) : g (7) ; e, f, h, 1 (5 ea) ; j (3 ea) ; k (2 ea) ; remainder (1 ea)
C: all (1 ea)
D: all (1ea.)
L; ist 102
List ~18
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Station L:
39"00' NI_, Western North Atlantic.
17"00' W.

66"00' N ., Eastern North Atlantic.
(r,000,' E.

F'lood-relief work ne~comlplished by the
Second Coast Guard District, embracing
the general area drained by the Missis-
sip~pi River system, dullrinlg the fiscal year
ending Junze 30, 1947, included the evac-
naition of 1,074 persons in danger of
loss of life, and the removal to safety
of animalls and farm products valued at
more thian $80s,nr0. The annual re-
port of the district commander for the
period just mentioned described relief
operations in the following floods:
East St. Louis, Ill.-A--ucust 1946.
Mississippi River-April and May 1947.
Meramec River--April 1947.
Masis~sijlpi River--June 1947.
Missouri River--June and July19417.
Des M'oines River---June 1947.
Iowa River--June 1947.
The type of assistance rendered in
each case varied with the conditions.
The use of small boats for evacuation
of persons in peril, the provision of
enwcreeneyl; communications facilities,
supplying of pumps for emergency fire
service, and the delivery of medical sup-
plies were typical. Regular Coast Guard
personnel were augmented in certain in-
stanlces by members of the Coast Guard
Auxiliary, and at all times the Coast
Guard operated in cooperation with
local ilurhoritiezs, other military per-
sonlnel, and the Red Cross.
W;there floods were expected, either
from experience in previous years, or
from reports of flood-eausing condi-
tions, Coast Guard aircraft conducted
aerial surveys. These surveys were of
manter~ial value in the making of day-to-
day forecasts and in spotting isolated
stricken areas, such facts being utilized
not only by the Coast Guard in alerting
its forces, but by other relief agencies.
Statistics prepared by the American
Redt Cross for the floods in question
showed the following:

Business and miscellaneous
buildings damaged .. ... -
Persons injured _-- ---- -
Persons required to evacuate
their ]homes -----_-- -
'Livestock< loss-- -- -- -- -,

10, 472

39, 289
38, 091

A summer aviation course has just
been completed by the cadets of the
second class from the Coast Guard Acad-
emy at the Coast Guard Air Station,
El;iianbetll C'ity, N. C. Ma3i n objectives of
this course were three in number, name-
ly :
To impart to the endets a general
knowledge of the history of Coast
Guard aviation in order that they might
have an appreciation of the background
of present dlay activities and an under-
standing of the vital impo rta nce of avia-
tion in daily Coast Guard operations.
To impart to the cadets a general
knowledge of the existing aeronautical
orgainizaltions and facilities, in order
that a well-balanced view of the place
of aviation in the Const Guard would
be obtained.
Tlo fa milia rize the cadets with the
general characteristics and operational
uses of Coast Guard air~craft, the basic
considerations governing their use, and
their capabilities and limitations, in or-
der to foster an appreciation anld un-
dersitand~ing of the problems of em-
ployment of Coast Guard aircraft and
their coordination with ground and sur-
face units.
Flight training was not a part of the
course, although the cadets were taken
on- fights whenevPer olpportunities of-
While cadets have visited air facilities
in groups in other recent years, this is
the first time that a class of endets has
been sent to an air station for organ-
ized instruction. The classw~orki given
thie cadets at ~Eilizabeth Gity this vear
being in charge of aviation officers fromo
the air station itself, fromo H~eadquar-
ters, and from. the Academy.


The part which, the Coast Guard is to
play in implementing the program of
the International Civil Aviation Or-
ganlization has been, further clarified by
('ommal;ndant's Circular No. 23-17, dated
28 August. The convention on inter-

8, 634
2, 810

1, 274

Homes destroyed _-,---
H~omes damaged -------
Barns destroyed -------
Barns damnll:ged....-- ------ .
Business and miscellaneous
burildings destroyed. ---- -



Hlis other assignments include~d: an-
choraI'ge duty at Chicago in 1000~l; Tor-
pedo School, N~ewport, R. I., in. 1911;
aIssistant inspector of Mli~llabuildlin at
Everel'tt, Wash., and (akla~~ndl, c'alif.,
1'nlL22; service aboard tli** Modoc in
10~23; captain of the yard at the depot,
Cur~tis Bay, Md., 1923-2*; ; commandl~llingl
. tticerI of the Tu2scarora, 1027~-"1: cornll-
manrrinlg officer of the I~taida, 1 31--1;
uppl'lly and accounts < lt~i e at head~-
quarters, 1:::1-34; e~lnmman~lding~ offiicer
o~f the .1/orjlrl' inl 19334; and wi ntounding~lll
officer of thle Co..vapolr in 1935.
In 1041. he became district com-
mander at Boston, and took up the cor-
respowlllling, post in Ch~i(one... in 19411.
Elconl i 44 to 10-10 he w~as Inspetor,
Pacific coast; and in. Novrember 19-h~i he
wa~s named district commander at Nor-
folk, Va.


Marking of th~e course for the Presi-
dent's Cup Re~gatta, held at Was~hingc-
ton on the Potomac River Septemnbe-r
!3-14, and SPIltember~- 211-II1, wias again
carried out by a Coast Guard tender
class cutter, as in previous years, and a
numnber- of patrol boats were inl attendt-
ance for 11;1ro' l purposes.l
WCVith Ca plt. L. H. Baker aboard as
recantta patrol officer, the cutter Aurora
was anchored at the finish line, with
regatta officials and members of the
Pr'IEs aboard. In addition, six 38-foot
patrol bolats, and two 30-foot patrol
boats, plus several Coast Guard auxil-
iary- craft, all radio equipped, patrolled
various parlts of the race course.
B~uoyage for the race, including both
those buoys markbing the actual course,
and those markll~ing the lines to which
he sal~n tator. were restricted, were
placed by the tender class cutter Mistle-
toe. About 34 special buoys w'ere re-
qluired for these purposes.
This is thte twentieth year the Coast
Guard has patroled the President's Cup


Special awards have just been made
by t'le Prinlce Regent of Belgium in
recognition of exceptionally mler'itori-
ous assistance lent on the occasion of
the misfortune that befell a Belgian
civilian airliner over (Gander) New\\-
foundland last year by certain person-

nationalR civil aviation having been duly
ratified by the United Staltes, its require-
menrts inl certain. areas has become a
UInite~d States obligationl. ald thle obli
gations have heen.n ;cc~pttedlfor thfeCoast
Guard by the S cretary of the Treaslry~.
Thle Coast Guard has become thle co-
ordlinatinlg agency for search and rescue
operations for the United States over
water areas for the jlrotec.tio~n of in-
ternationlzl civil aviation. ThLe Secre-
tary of the Tlreasury has indicated that
the Coast Guard is to take ads ~q'l=ntl
measures to insure the coordination
of civil and militarys facilities to the
fullest extent possible.
The pirincip~al unltionls bolrderinrr the
North Atinntic Ocean have formed the
N~orih Atlantile Ocean Weather Station
Agreement wIhich provides for the es-
ttiblishment and operation of oclea-n sta
tion vessels by the several nations for
the purPosie of weather reporting anld
p~crvidlinr: services to aircraft in the
fieldsa of cojmmll~unrienions. suc~rc b and
rescue, and na~vigationl. Otticrial Unitedl
States accept ance of the weather station
agrreemenrlt is now pending. The Xecre-
tary of the Treasury accepted the re-
sponsibility for carry~ing out the United
States share of the agreement, delegat-
-ing the dtylt~ to the Coast Guard. Th's
responsibility has been confirmed at
least in part by Coast Guard appropria~
tions for the fiscal year 194P8.

Rear Admiral Thomas iA. Shalnley-
commander of the Fif~th Const Guard
District since Nov~ember 194 1, was re-
tired from active service on Septembai
1, having reached the statutory retire
Inent age.
Rear Admiral Shanley wvas bor~n in
1883, in West Haven, Conn. He at
tended public schools in NIw~ Haven
and graduated from the Hillhouse H['g
School. H ntered the ]Revenue Cut-
ter School of Instruction in Ma~y 1.901,
and wFpas gr~aduatedl from, it in Fi brulary
190C7, upon which he was commissioner
.a third lieutenant.
He performed] sea duty bn various
cutters, including the followingR: Mo-
hawkL, 1907; Onlnowdla~, 190114-12; Ul-
ulgo, 1912-13; AlicCallock, 1913-15:

WNar I he was comnmanding offi-
cer of the JJ. S. S. Patteurson, on the
Pacficcogtand the U. S, S.Itasca,
on niithe Atlantic coast. In 1n19 he
served aboard the cutter Seminole.



nel of the U~nited States Coast Guard.
These awards have been transmitted by
the Belgian Ambassador to the Secre-
tary of the Treasury, and arrangements
are now being made by the Coast Guard
for their formal presentation to the
The so-called Gander rescue consti-
tuted an outstanding example of both
international as well as interserrice
cooperation, as well as demonstrating
the value of the helicopter on rescue
missions. The important part which
the Coast Guard played. was in quickly
disassembling helicopters for air ship-
ment to Newfoundland, reassembling
these p~~llaes at an airfield near the scene
of the crash, and in coordinating other
planes with the helicopter for the
prompt removal of the crash victims.
Because immediate removal of injured
victims was imperative, there was not
time for lengthy flights of the helicop-
ter. F'rom a spot close to the scene of
the crash, the victims were carried to a
small lake where a, transfer was made
to a Coast Guard PBY-5A plane, com-
pleting the journey to Gander in, this
manner. A Coast Guard PB-1G (ex
B3-17) plane was also used for the
transportation. of supplies and equip-
Commander Frank A. Erickson, Officer
de 1'Ordre de Leopold.
Lieutenant Commander L. L. Davis,
Officer de l'Ordre de la Couronne.
Lieutenant Commander J. N. Schrader,
Officer de l'Ordre de la Couronne.
Commander Joseph Giffin, Officer de
1'Ordre de la Courrone.
Lieutenant Alvin. N. Fiishner, Chevalier
de l'Ordre de Leopold.
Lieutenant Aug. K~leisch, C~hevalier
de 1'Ordre de Leopold.
Lieutenant Stewart Rl. Graham, Cheva-
lier de 1'Ordre de L-eopold.
Lieutenant Walter C. Bolton, Chevalier
de l'Ordre de Leopold.
Lieutenant F'. W. Brown, Chevalier
de l'Ordre de Leopold.
Ensign A. J. Guillenette, Chevalier de
l'Ordre de Leopold II.
Ensign W. N. K~illebrewFp, Chevalier de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Aldrich G. Bailey, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Oliver F'. Berry, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Firancis A. Vanelli, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Coa~ie EIllildridge M~edaille d'A~rgent de
1'Ordre de L~eopold II.
James 11'ntsonl, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de L~eopold II.

Gus Jablonskri, Jr., ]Medaille d'Argent de
I'Ordre de L~eopold II.
Jamaes A. Boons, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Edwardc Gawvrysiak, 1Medaille d'Argent
de l'Ordre de Leopold II.
RuolpnLh H. Schoning, Medaille d'Argent
de l'Ordre de Leopold II.
Robert J. O'Leary, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
Mervin E. WCesterberg, Medaille d'Ar-
gent de 1'Ordre de `Leopold II.
Richard C. Osborn, hIellnille d'Argent de
l'Ordre de Leopold II.
Leo Bry~zeki, Medaille d'Argent de
1'Ordre de Leopold II.
L. S. Smith, D~ecoration M~ilitaire de
21eme Classe.
R. B3. Merritt, Decoration Militaire de
2'eme Classe.
S. C. Mills, Decoration Militaire de
21eme Classe.
E. C. Joseph, Decoration Mdilitaire de
2lem' Classe.
C. T. Peistrup, Decoration Militaire de
2leme Classe.
J. L;. Shaffer, D~ecoration Militaire de
2ineme Classe.
M. M.I Robbins, Decoration Militaire de
2Leme Classe.
E. B. Sapp, D~ecoration Militaire de
2Leme Classe.
'W. H. Herpel, Decoration Militaire de
2'eme Classe.
C. BZ. W~hidden, Decoration Militaire de
21eme Classe.
G. H. Hallen, Decoration Militaire de
2"eme Classe.
D. Wi. Altheimer, Decoration Mlilitaire
de 2'eme Classe.
R. Cebula, Decoration Militaire de
2'eme Classe.
A. T. Cook;, Decoration Militaire de
2ieme Classe.
H-. L. Haas, Decoration Militaire de
2leme Classe.
J. J. Smilari, Decoration Militaire de
2ieme Classe.
A. J. Wesolowski, D~ecoration. Militaire
de f2'em' Classe.
J. 1M. Sommerville, Decoration Militaire
de 2'" Classe.
J. P. Simmzons, Decoration M~ilitaire de
21eme Classe.
F~or their part in this samoe rescue,
the Coast Guard is also awarding the
Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt.
Comdr. L. L~. Davis, and Lt. Comdr. J.
N. Schrader; and the Air Medal to
Commander Frank A~. Erickson, L~t. Aug.
K~leisch, Lt. Stewart Grahamz, Lt. Walter
C. Bolton, Lit. F. W. Brown, Lt. (jg)
Charles E. MacDow~ell, Ensign A. J.
Guillenette, and Ensign W. N. Kiille-



above 15 gross tons carrying freight
and/or pa~~jtlSsenges for hire. The extent
of the aplplientioln of the Act of June 7,
1918, as amnendedl and the regulations
issued thereunder is also more fully set
forth, wiith particular reference to
pleasure vessels of 16 gross~ tons anld
over, which, whiile entitled by reason of
tonnage to documentation as yachts, are
not documented but are rlnuberedt
under the provisions of the act.
.The latest law affecting motorboats
in the matter of their equipment is con-
tained in an act of Congress da~tedl April
25, 1940 (46 U. S. C. 526--526t), which
superseded the ~Motorboat Act of 1910.
This statute and the regulations issued
theretundler are apphecable to all motor-
boats and certain other vessels propelled
by machinery other than byr steam more
than 65 feet in length, with certain
TChe act of June 7T, 1918, as amended,
which provides for the numlbering and
recording of undocumented vessels, is
applicable to every undocumented ves-
sel propelled in whole or in part by
machinery, owned in the United States
and found on the nalvigatble waters
thereof, except public vessels and ves-
sels not ac~t edin2 16 feet in length
measured from end to end over the dleck
exc~lurlinq sheer, temporarily equipped
with detachable motors. The words
"public vessels" as used in this act in-
clude vessels owned by the United
States and any state, county, city or
municipality where such vessels are
used in a governmental capacity. T'he
exemption in favor of vessels not exr-
ceeding 16 feet in length teporar~l~lily
equipped with detachable motors, is
construed to apply to any undocumented
vessel not exceeding 16 feet in length
equipped with an outboard motor.
Given below is a brief digest of the
more important features of the Motor-
boat Act of April 25, 1940, and the regu-
lations issued thereunder:
A. Ai motorboat as defined by the act
of April 25, 1940, includes any vessel
propelled by machinery and not more
than 65 feet in length except tugboats
and towsboats propelled by steam.
B. Fines and penalties will not be in-
curred for failure to carry the following
equipment :
(a) Pilot Rules.
(b) Fire extinguishers on outboard
(c) Fog bells on motorboats less than
26 feet.
(d) WFhistles on motorboats less than
16 feet.
(e) F~og hrorns on all motorboats.

AB new edition of the motorboat regu-
Intionls, clmbruc~ingF the safety require-
ments for motorboats olpernteel for
pleas~ure and commercial fishingrl pur-
poses and thne requirements for the
numlbe~in~g and recl~ordingl of undocu-
mented vessels, has been issuerl by the
Coast Guard, and will soon be ready for
dlistr~ibutioni in Ionmphlet form. These
reganltions have already appeared in
the Federal Register, and a digest will
be published as Coast Guard Navigation
andl Vessel Inspection Circular No. 9-47.
Principal change in the regulations,
which wrere pub~lishedl in the Federal
Register of 31 January 19347, and are
now in effect, is the exemption of out-
board motorboats not exceeding 16 feet
in Itength trom the numubering require-
ment. It is estimated that there are
apprnximately 100,000 such motorboats
inr the United States.
An important change in Coast Guard
procedure, outlined in the new regula-
tions is that regarding the issuance of
temporary permits to operate undocu-
mented vessels. An officer in charge,
marine inspection, m~ay now issue a per-
mit to operate a vessel which enables
the owner or operator to make use of his
craft without subjecting himself to
penalties for nol~nprocdnetioln of a certi
ficate of award, until such time as the
permanetnt certificate of award has been
issued by the Coast Guard district com
mander. With over 427,000 numbered
and undocumented vFessels in United
States waters, and many new craft be-
ing built each year, this change in pro-
cedure is of considerable importance to
the boating public. The following quo-
tations are from the new circular:
RNavigation and Vessel Inspection
Circulars Nos. 75, 77, and 78 are hereby
canceled as the supply for public dis-
tribution is exhausted. The require-
ments covered by these circulars have
not been changed but have been only 're-
written and incorporated into this cir.
cular, together with other pertinent ad-
ditional material based on inquiries re-
ceived since these circulars were issued.
These changes include a definition of
the word "motorboat," the extent of the
application of the Motorboat Act of
April 25, 1940 (46 Ul. S. C. 526)`, the
Numbering ~Act of June 7, 1918, as
ame~nded (46 U. S. C. 288), and a gen-
eral statement concerning a pp lion t in
of certain inspections law\s of the United
States tj motor-propelled vessels of



C. Nav~igati~n. lighrts.-I]f lights now
installed are those which complied with
the old motorboat lawt and have the
rance of visibilityr required by the ne~w
noct, they may be cocntinued~t in use as
long as they are in serviceable condi-
tion. Lights installed or fitted 6 months
:Iftpr thle termination of the national
emnergency shall be of a type approved
by the conunan7ldalnt.
D. wVhistles.--If the whistle on b~oard
comrplies with the audibility require-
metnts of the rules even though not the
type of whistle requoiredt it mnay be con-
tinued in service until 6 monnthls after
the termination of the national emer-
gency. After that date the se~c~ifi d
type is required.

ing device is required for every person
on board. Box-type buoyant cushions
will be permitted as life preservers on
boats up to 40 feet in loneth. Life pre-
servers or r'ing buoy"s are required for
motor~boalts 40 feet and over. Pur-
chasers of lifesaving equipmencrt should
look for the? label or stamp indicating
that the device is of a type approved by
the Coast Guard.
Commerciall fishing m~otorboats--life
floats.--Wooden life floats made of
light buoyant wood may be used on
commercial ficrhine motorboats,
F". Ventilatio 12.-All1 motorboats
which are constructed or de< kedl over
after April 25, 1940, and which use gaso-
line or other liquid fuel buyvilg. a flash-
point of less than 1100 1F. shall be pro-
vided with ventilation as followvs:
(a) At least ftwo vet'lf.latorls fitted
with cowls or their equivalent for the
purpDose of propllerly and efficiently ven-
tilatine the bike~s of every engine and
fuel tank compartment in order to ,

remnove any inflammable or explosive
(b) The ventilation of the boat is nlot
r~equired where the greater portion of
the blues of the engine and fuel tankr
c~omrpus (ments is open to the natural
atm rp I.he re.
G. F;ire exrt ingulish ere.--The number
of ex9tinguishlels listed in the table is
Ire quilr'ed on board. T'he extinguishers
on, motorboats, if in. good and servficel-
able condition, may be used until 6
months after the national emergency.
Purchasers of fire extinguishers may in-
quire from the seller if the extinguisher
is of a type approved by the Coast
Gurarl. When in. doubt, this informa-
tion may be obtained from the Orticer in
Charge, Ilh;rine Inspection, U. S. Coast
Guard, in, the area where the motorboat
is Iloc; tedi, or from the Commandant
(MIVI), UI. 8. Coast Guard, W~ashington
25, D. C.
H. Reckcless operation.--Any person
who shall operate any motorboat or any
vessel in a reckless or ntjgligent manner
so as to enda~nger the life, limb,. or prop-
artyT of any person shall be deemed
guilty. of a misdemeanor and on convic-
tion thereof by any court of competent
jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine
not exceed~cing~ $2,000, or by imaprison-
ment for a term of not exceeding 1 year,
or by both such fine and imprisonment,
at the discretion of the court.
From the f'olllowing table one may
readily dterm~rine the equipment re-
Iguired'- on the various classes of motor-
boats which, are operated for pleasure
I,ul'.oses~. The failure to have such
.qruipmen''tt on board at all times when
the vessel is oper~ated, constitutes a
menacee to safety of life and subjects the
owner and vessel to the penalties pre-
scribed by law.

Equipmentl requirements for pleasure and commercial fishing motorboate

Class A Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
0 to 16 feet 16 to 26 feet 26 to 40 feet 40 to 65 feet

Combination light l in fore part of boat showing red to None~.................. None.
port and green to starboard from
right ahead to 2 points ;abatt the
beam. Visible at least 1 mile.

Port side light......l None..........l None .............l 1 on port side, properly screened to show red
from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam,
visible at least 1 mile.

Starboard side light None......... None..............l 1 on starboard side properly screened to show
green from right ahead to 2 points abatt the
beam. Visible at least 1 mile.

Stern light. ........ l bright white light aft showing all around the horizon. Visible at least 2 miles.

Bow light .........l None .........l None.~.... ........ 1 bright white light in fore part of boat showing
from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on
both sides. Visible at least 2 miles.

Whistle r_......... None..... ...- 1 hand, mouth, or 1 hand or power-oper- (1 power-operated, au-
power-operated ated audible at least dible at least 1 mile.
audible at least mile.
fB mile.

Bellt_____ .. None ... .. .- None.............. I which produces, when struck, a clear bell-like
tone of full round character stics.

Lifesaving devices o.. 11life preserver or ring buoy or buoyant cushion for each per- 1 life preserver or ring
son on board. buoy for each person
on board.

Flame arresters ... 1 on each carburetor of all gasoline engines installed after Apr. 25, 1940, except out-
board motors.

Ventilation-,....... At least 2 ventilators with cowls or equivalent capable of removing gases from the
bilges in engine and fuel tank compartments of boats constructed or decked after
"Apr. 25, 1940, using gasoline or other fuel of a flashpoint less than 1100 F.

Fire extinguishers.. 1 1-quart carbon tetrachloride or 1 21-quart carbon tetra- 3 1-quart carbon tetra-
1%4-gallon foam or 1 a-pound COa chloride or chloride or
extinguisher 21W-gallon foam or 3 14/-gallon foam or
None required on outboard motor- 2 4-pound COs extin- 3 4-pound COs extin-
boats. guishers. guishers.

1 Comamercial ~fistung motorboats may earry any of these specified devices.
r Commercial fihn motorboats may carry in lieu of this specified equipment prescribed wooden life



motors, shall be numbered. A clarifica-
tion of the language of this statute is
contained to, page 2 of this circular.
Thie requirements contemplate that ma-
elu ine ry-proptlledl undocumented vessels
of less than 5 net tons used for como-
mnercial purposes, which are owned in
the Unitedl States and found on such
waters, be numbered under the pro-
visions of the act as such vessels, by
reason of tonnage, are exempt from
documlentation. The Numering Act,

Under the act of June 7, 1918, as
amended, and the regulations issued
thereunder, every undocumented vessel
operatedl in whole or in part by ma-
chinzery, owned in the United States and
found on the navigable waters thereof,
excePlt public vessels and vessels not ex-
ceedig l~jfeet in length, measured from
end to end over the deck excluding sheer,
temlporagtily equipped with detachable



however, is for the purpose of identi-
fication only and the certificate of award
of number whiich is issued to any such
vessel is solely for such purpose. It is
not an authorization, license or permit
for any such vessel to engage in trade.
Vessels of 16 gross tons and over used
ex'clusively for pleasure purposes are
entitled to be documented as yachts by
the Customs. The documentation of
such vessels as yachts is not a manda-
tory requirement, however, and where
such vessels are machinery-propelled
andl found on United States watters, if
not documnented, they must be numbered
under the provisions of the act. There
is no restriction as to length, tonnage
or size of such vessels and the p~ro-visions
of the Number~P(ing~ Act should not be con-
fused with those of the Motorboat Act of
1940 providing for* the equipment of
motorboats not exceeding 65 feet in
length and wTith other moachinery-pro-
pelled vessels. The regulations issued
by the Commandant under authority of
the Nunlh:ingl Act clarify thie lEnguane
of the statute reqtiiriing the following un-
documented vessels to be numbered:
(a) All boats equipped with perma-
nently installed motors.
(b) All boats over 16 feet in length
equipped with detachable motors.
The following; undocumented vessels
are not Ireqireitd to be numbered:
(a) Public vessels.
(b) All boats niot exceeding 16 feet in
length temporarily equipped with de-
tachable motors.
(c) Motor lifeboats carried as life-
saving equipment on inspected vessels.
The words "temporarily equipped with
detachable motors" shall be construed
to mean outboard motors which are
clamped or otherwise temporarily fas-
tened as distinguished from outboard
motors bolted or otherwise permanently
secured. The controlling principle shall
be whether or not the vessel has per-
manently installed motors rather than
the design or construction of the vessel.
A boat designed specifically for the use
of an outboard motor as the ordinary
means of propulsion if not exceeding 16
feet in length, is nevertheless exempt
from the requirements of the act if
temporarily equipped with ~to outboard
(a) Upon the purchase of an undocu-
mntedlr~r vessel which has been issued a
certificate of award of number under the
Ilroviisioln of the act of June 7, 1918, as
amended, and after completion of the
bill of sale on the reverse side of the

certificate byr the vendor or the former
owner, the p7urcharser shlouldl execute the
application for number for undocu-
mented motor vessel, which is incorpo-
rated on the reverse side of the certi~fi-
cate of award of number (CG 15i13) and
surrender the certificate, bill of sale, anld
application for a new number to the
Officer in. Charge, Marine Inspection,
U. S. Coast Guard, being jurisdiction
over the area in which the vessel is
owPned, within the statutory period of
10 days. That officer upon receipt of
the certificate with the bill of sale and
application properly executed and upon
being satisfied with the evidence of
ownership, will assign a number to the
vessel and forward the certificate and
accompanying papers to the District
1Comtmanzder for processing. He will at
the same time issue to the new owner a
letter authorizing the operation of the
vessel for a Ilnmitedl period, without the
Certificate of award of number on board,
Ipemnlinlg the issuance of such papers by
the District Commander.
(b) In the case of such vessels which
are nlew or which have never been nuxm-
bered under the provisions of the act of
June 7, 1918, as amended, or which are
operating under the old form of certifi-
cate of award of number, application
should be made to the Officer in Cha rge,
Marine Inspection, UJ. S. Coast Guard,
having jurihdic ction over the area in.
which the vessel is owned, for a certifi-
cate of award of number by presenting
proper evidence of ownership such as a
hill of sale, builder's certificate, etc., and
by the execution of F'orm CG 1512, ap-
plication for number for undocumented
motor vessel. Upon thze execution of
these cards in duplicate and the pres-
entation of evidence of ownership, the
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspectio~n,
U. S. Coast Guardi will accept the appli-
cation and accompanying papers, trans-
mitting same to the District Comman-
der for processing and will thereupon.
assign a number to the vessel, at the
same time issuing a letter authorizling
the operation of the vessel for a tempo-
rary period under the numbers assigned
and pending the issuance of a ce~rtificalte
of award of number by the District
Number required onz bows of 1resarcl --
Upon assignment of a number by the
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspectio~n,
U.: S. Coast Guard, or upon receipt of the
certificate of award of number, the num-
ber twar~ded shall1 be pa1in ted or attached
to each bow of the vessel and shall
be in block: characters of goocd propor-
tion and not less than 3 inches inl height,



reading from left to right and parallel
with the wa~terlinle, as near the forward
end of the bow as legibility of the entire
number for surface and aerial identifi-
cation permits. The number shall also
be of a color in, contrast withl the color
of the hull so as to be distinctly visible
and legible.
Carrying certificate of award~ of nu~m-
her.--The certificate of award of num-
ber must be kept on board at all times
(unless in the custody of the Coast
Guard), except inl the case of vessels not
exceedlingr 17 feet in length, or vessels
whose design or fittings are such that
the cralrring of such certificate on board
woculdl render -it imp~erfect. illegible, or
would otherwise tend to destroy its use-
fulness as a means of ready identi~fica-

Commander Walter S. Bakutis'
USCG, who represented the Coast
Guard at the ~national rifle and pistol
matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, recently,
participated in 19 mantchels, and stood
number 12 in the competition for the
national trophy for pistol firing.
Commander ]Bakutis made a score of
268 in thze pistol competition, this being
made up of 79 points for slow fire at 50
yards, 96 points for time fire at 25
gards, and 93 points for rapid fire at 25
yards. A 45-caliber Colt automatic
service pistol was, used. H-is standing
of number 12 was in a group of 449 par-
ticipants, and earned for him a silver
This is the first time since 1940 that
the service has sent a contestant to the
matches. Commander B~akutis was a
member of the Coast Guard's rifle and
pistol teams from 1935 to 1939.
Placed in full commission on 28 Au-
gust and assigned permanent station at
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Cam~elia (WAGG206G).
Shrubt (WA~C~GL--44)
Declared surplus to the needs of the
Coast Guard on 27 Augus~t.
Founce (WSO--138). -
Ordered moved to moorings, Cape
]May, N. J., when decommissioned.
Rose (WAGL-42).
Adler (WAGL-216).
Ordlered dlecommtissioned and mov-ed
to moorings, K~ennydale, Wash.

A conrmenalntion ribbon, to be
awardedl~t by' the Secretary of the Treas-
ury or the Cormmandant of the Coast
Guard upon recomnmendlation of a board
of commissioned officers col~cnvene by the
Commandant, has just been authorized.
The new commendation ribbon. will
take precedence nexct after the Silv~er
Lifesaving Medal, but no medal is in-
volved or represented by this ribbon.
The new award is a r'ibbonL 1%Y inches
wide by % inch long; of myrtle green
with a iA-inch white stripe inlset 1/g-inch
from each edge, and /as-inch white
center stripe.
T'he commendation ribbon may be
awarded to members of the a~mrme forces
of the United States serving in any
capacity with the Coast Guard for
meritorious service resulting in unusual
and outstanding achievement render~ed
while the Coast Guard is servings under
Treasury Department jurisdiction.
Commendation must be individual.
The commendation ribbon will be
awarded by including in an individual
Secretary of the Treasury letter of
commendation or Cormmandant s cita-
tion the statement "He is
hereby authorized to wear the Coast
Guard commendation ribbon."
A second and each succeeding award
of the Coast Guard comnmendlation rib-
bon will be represented by a A-inch
bronze star placed symmetrically on the
ribbon. Fiive such stars will be repre-
sented by a ik-inch silver star similarly

Pay of cadets at the Coast Guard
Academy was recently raised by Con-
g~ress, from $65 to $7T8 per month. Thus,
cadetsj now draw $936 per year. This
recent 20-percent increase just about
takes care of higher living costs and
uniform expenses. Pay at W~est Point
and Alnnapolis was likewise increased
by the law.

The special interagency committee
appo':inlted by the Secretary of the Treas-
ury upon recommendation of the Com-
mandant of the Coast Guard to study
the Ulnzards~ of ammonium nitrate, has
published its findlings, to the effect that



it is felt that with proper precautions
and adequate supervision, of all phases
of loatdinig, stowage, and trannsportation
on boatrd~ vessels, this3 substance can be
transported with reasonable safety.
The following is a dligest of the om-
mittee's findings and recommendations:
Each of the two explosions at Texas
City was precipitated by a dissimilar
chain, of events. The 8. S. G3randcamrp
explosion (which occurred first) was
the direct result of excessively high tem-
l~teraturet and pressure caused by fire in
the hold loading ammonium nitrate
fertilizer and the subsequent failure to
apply water, introduction of steam as
an exsting~uishing agent, closing of
hatches and sealing of hold ventilators.
The S. S. Hiigh fyer explosion (16 hours
later) Irlsultdc~ from fire and the pos-
sible contamination of ammonium ni-
trate with .sulp~hur. Sulphur was
stowed in the hold of the S. S. HighpUcr
adjacent to ammonium nitrate. The S.
S. High lyer hatch covers and tarpaulins
were blown off by the S. S. Gra/ndcamp
explosion. It is p~res~umedl that burning
embers were later carried over the open
hatches of the S. S. High y~er
The ammonium n~itrate- fertilizer of
the type involved in the S. S. Gfrandoamp
explosion consists of approxaimaltely 93
percent ammonium nitrate. It is not of
iitelf unstable at a temperature below
2000 F. It is not of itself readily ignit-
ible, but when mixed with a combustible
material it is a vigorous and strong
supporter of combustion. It has a melt-
ing point of 3360 F. at which tempera-
ture it gives off gaseous products which
are both combustible and toxic. Tem-
peratures at or above its melting point
are critical.
Ammoniumn nitrate fertilizer is not
classed as an explosive in. Coast Guard
regulations but is properly included in
such regulations as an oxidiZing mate-
The moost common hazard to ammo-
nium nitrate fertilizer in marine trans-
portation is fire involving combustible
containers or adjacent combustible ma-
terial that may be present in the hold.
On both the S. S. G~randcamp and the
S. S. Highflyer the fertilizer substance
was contained in six-ply paper bags and
was dunnaged wIith both wood and
paper. Under such circumstances fire
may be caused byT, but not limited to,
open flame, sparks, burning embers, live
c~igalre~ttes, cigar butts, pipe ashes, oxy-
neat~ylene burning and wetlding, electri-
cal L''?llround andI Short circuits, contami-
nation by or contact with substances

capable of heating spontaneously and
igniting, and other causes.
The initiating cause of the fire on the
S. S. Grrandcamnp is undetermined, but
the Coast Guard investigating board at
T1exas City was of the opinion that it
was caused by the careless disposal of
cigarette butts. The interagencyv coma-
moittee accepts the findings of th Const
Guard board that smoking regulations
were disregarded on the S. S. Grand-e
camp and therefore concurs that the pri-
mary cause of thie disaster was the care-
lessn~ess of men smoking.
Samples of the armomoium nitrate
fertilizer from the S. 8. Grandeamlp
were free from any contaminating ma-
terial. Aboard the S. S. HighfiUer, on
the other hand, the presence of sulphur
dust, bulk sulphur in the hold adjacent
to that of ammonium nitrate, and the
possibility of burning and molten ul~-
phur having found its w~ay into the
lower hold containing the ammlnonium
nzitrate cargo, leads the committee to
accept the presence of sulphur as a con-
tributing cause to- the rapid decomposi-
tion of the fertilizer substance. This
belief was later substantiated by labora-
tory tests of ammonium nitrate with a
10-percent maechanical mixture of sul-
phur. Th'lese tests demolnstr~ated con-
clusively the ability to completely det-
onate ammonium nitrate containing
sulphur as a contaminant. T'he exact
minimum percentage of sulphur con-
taminanot necessary for complete ex-
plosion has yet to be determined. Fur-
ther tests will be continued inasmuch as
sulphur is a common article of" marine
Extensive tests have shown that am-
monium nitrate fertilizer will not heat
spontaneously, it is not allected by
friction nor normal impact encounteredd
in transportation, and in the absence of
confinement and pressure of gases as
products of fire all combustible material
will be consumed and the fire will then
cease without exposion. Ammonium
nitrate is a stable substance at tempera-
tures below f200* F. It is necessary to
change its chemical stability in order
to effectuate an explosion. Its chemical
stability (of large gunntities) can be
altered by (1) fire under confinement in
a compartment which lends itself to
the retention of heat and the building up
of pressure, anld (2) contamination wlith
sulphur or other substances and sub-
sequellnt ignition by fire.
TThe committee recognizes the above
hazards ini connection w~ith ammlloniumu
nitrate fertilizer. B~ut the committee
also recognizes that there are hundreds



of difeent substances possessing minor 1
or major hazards moving in, commerce
every day. TIhese substances are used
for the preservation of life, safeguardl-
ing of health, comnpo~undcing medicines,
beating, lighting, cooking, clennin~g,
transportation, preservation of food-
stuffs and for other creature comforts.
The economy of the Nation is influenced
to a considerable degree byr substances
having dangerous characteristics which
formu a part of normal life. And the
number of these dangerous substances
is likely to increase in years to come.
To prohibit the handling and trans-
portation of any dangerous article or to
impose restrictions of such severity as
to maake its transportation economically
impossible, would eliminate all hazard
in connection therewith. Such pro-
cedure, however, would not be a prac-
ticable solution to the problem at hand.
The committee agrees that the pro-
gra:m of relief of devastated countries
and the economy of the American
farmer will be aldversely affected if
ammonium nitrate fertilizer is not uti-
lized. Inasmuch as ammonium nitrate
has proved to be an excellent nitrogen
fertilizer, the committee feels that with
proper precautions and adequate super-
vision of all phases of loading, stowage
and transportation on board vessels,
anmmonium nitrate fertilizer can be
transported with. reasonable safety.
The principal hazard to guard against
on board vessels is fire.
To further the interests of safety in
the translPortationl of ammonium ni-
trate fertilizer on board vessels, the
committee makes pertinent recom
mendations to the effect that:
(1) the U. S. Coast Guard promulgate
a requirement of regulations that ves-
sels loading or unloading ammonium
nitrate fertilizer cargo provide a fire
(2) thie TJ. S. Coast Guard initiate
suggestive mlethods of preventing fires
and extinguis~hment of fire on vessels
having on board or loading or unloading
armmonium nitrate fertilizer.
(3) as an interior measure of safety,
the loadling or unloading of ammonium
nitrate fertilizer cargoes on or fromn
vessels be done at facilities or anchlor-
ages designated by the Coast Guard.
(4) because F~ederal authority and
State authority are constitutionally
separate, mlunic-ipal port authorities
should secure the passune of local ordi-
nances des~igerd to: prevent smoking at
water-front facilities anld to set up
autneorizrrd smolking areas in the vicinity
of such facellities, and

(5) since a virtual "no ma~n's land"
exists between Interstate Commerce
Commission and Coast Guard r~egula-
tions governing the transpor-tation of
dangeous articles by land and water,
r~elwpetively, it would be aIllcppropiate
for the Coast Guard to re~~.-nmmenalIII cer-
tain surgesterlpractices andsa fecuarIds
as protection agalin~t fires, and1 pro0-
cedures for extiinguislnuent of fire in-
va~lv~ing ammonium nitrate fertilizer
stored in warehouses on piers, w~harves
and other water-front facilities.
The committee believes that safety
cannot be attained by written recu'I1Il-
tion alone and that the dissemination of
information. rejgarding practices to at-
tain safety should be a liontinluing fune-
tion on a cooperative basis between all
persons concerned.
The inltcer~~nc wne committee is com-
prised of 18 members who represent in-
terested age~ncifs in the humlling: and
transportation of ammonium nitrate
fertilizer from a national viewpoint.
The committee has representation fl~ro
the Departments of Trea'~sury, W~ar,
Navy, Interior, Agriculture, and Com-
meree,~e the Airmy-Natvy Exrplosives
Safety Board, the Interstate Commlerce
Commission, the Ma~ritime Commission,
and the B-ureau of Expllosives~. The first
report was signlell by 14 members of this
special committee.


F'ortner, Lawrence T., B~Ill.
Highee, F'rank D., rear admiral (ret.).
Jetercl. Erman E., coxsw~ain,
Johns, Bergum K., coxswain,
Johnson, H-elnr~y G., Jr., coxswain.
Karr, Teddy M., coxswarin,
ILodge, Robert K., coxswain.
Mc~'rtndree.'~ WViilliam D, Sle.1
Parkrer, John L., Jr., coxswain,
Somnma, Anthony S., CMlc.
Vaclavek, John M1., Jr., coxswain,
Wright, Sidney G., coxswain.

Bahr, Harry, AS.
Barker, Charles Hiltonz, C'honllLI
Bohlk, Franlklin F., machinist.
Blrader, W~ilbe~rt J., B1Mlc.
Eva urs, Raymond J., lieutenant (junior
Fox, James D., ensign (ret.).
Geraldl, Ralph S., C~loMM.

a McI~endree, W. D.--BSMI in lieu of
Letter of Commendation with Ribbon.



Hansen, Joseph J., BMlc.
Harmon, Ernest M., CBM.
Mairecek, Rlichard J., M~oMM1Cc.
Rubinsky, L~udwig KC., BM~lc.
Searborough, Richard J., EBMlc (ret.).
Olsen, John H., BMlc.
Cotton, Hlenry L., CRI.
F'rauenheim, John A., ensign (R).

Budington, William G., surgeon, UJSPHS.
Hlynes, Thomas J., lieutenant (junior
grade) ("R).
Jensen, Martinus P., commander (ret.).
Martinson, Albert M., captain.
Raumer, Frederick J., lieutenant (jun-
ior grade).
Sivils, Talmadge H., CAP.
Sugden, Charles E., captain (ret.).
Williams, Gwyn A. E., lieutenant (jun'
ior grade (R.).
K~err, Evor S., Jr., commander.
Awalt, Thomas Y., captain.
Barrett, James M., lieutenant comnman-
McI~ean, George WT., captain.
Wheeler, Philip H-., lieutenant comman-
der (R.).
Whitfield, Edwin C., captain (ret.).
Cannom, Robert C., lieutenant (R).
Murphy, Charles J., lieutenant (R).
Hagan, Marshall J., 81c.

Pepmeier, Donlald L., RM2c.




The following changes in assignments
were made during the week ending Au-
gust 15:
Commander Donald T. Adams, Thir-
teenth Distr~ict office to Iroquoris (CO).
Commander Bret HF. Brallier, Ninth Dis-
trict office to G~resham (CO).
Commander W~arren L. David, Iroquois
to Base, Seattle, Wash. (CO).
Commander John P. German, Third Dis-
trict office to N\inth District of~iee
(chief, Aids to Navigation Section).
Commander Evor S. Kerr, Jr., r8ebatgo to
~Eastwind (XO).
Commander Ktenneth P. Maley, ~Eighth
District office to Seventh District of-
fice (chief, Operations Division).
Commander Oscar C. Rohnke, Catmpbell
to Srbrrgo (CO).
Commander Carl H3. Stober, M/ackina to
to Eighth District office (Director of
Lt. Corisdr. Reginald W. `Butcher, or-
ders ~Perseus to Eleventh D~istrict
office canceled : to marine inspection,
Long Beach, Calif.
Lt. Com3dr, A~lmond L. Cunning~ham,
Yard to marine inspection, Honolulu,
T. H.
Lt. Comdr. Roger M. Dudley, Air Sta-
tion, St. Petersburg, Fla., to Air Sta-
tion, Elizabeth City, NJ. C. (Senior
aviator, Ice Patrol aircraft.)
Lt. Comdr. Efidwin B. Ing, ~Air Station,
MTiamll. Fla., to Air Station, Elizabeth
City, N. C. (Ice Patrol Rircraft.)
Lt. Comdr. Arthur W. Johnsen, CSeven-
teenth District office to marine inspec-
tion, New York, N. Y.
Lt. Comdr. Lance J. Kirstine, Twelfth
District office to marine inspection,
SSan Francisco, Calif.
Lt. Comdr. Joseph Mazzotta, Moorings,
p~ier 9, East River, New York, to
Tamaroa (XO).
Lt. Comdr. Frank Paul, Pontchar-train
to depot, Buffalo, N. Y.
Lt. Comadr. Paul E. G. Prins, Eashrlind
to marine inspection, New Y~ork, N. Y.
L~t. Comdr. Bernard E. Scalan, Green-
land rejpresentative, First District, to
First District office (temporary duty
p~emlling further assignment).
Lt. Comndr. Niels S. Thomsen, Seven-
teenth D~istrict office to T7upelo (CO).
The following changes in assignments
were made during the week ending Au-
gust 22:

Sitka, Alaska, to Aberdeen,
(in lieu of Grays Hlarbor' '



From Charlotte Amalie, V. I., to Nor-
folk, Va.
From HBonolulu, T. H3., to Cape IMay,
N. J.

From San Francisco, Calif., to As- Capt. Vernon. EI. Day, yard to Inghiar
toria, Oreg. (CO).



Capt. Carl E. Guisness, Trhird Coast
Guard District office to Duane (CO).
Capt. Edward M. Kent, yard to Hlead-
quarters (Naval Engineering D~ivi-
Capt. Rutherford B. Lank, Jr.,, Hiead-
quarters to yard.
Capt. Dale R. Simonson, ]Headquarters
to First Coast Guard D~istrict office
(Engineering Division).
Capt. Harry WV. Stinchcomb, NOR-
LANTPIAT to T'hird Coast Guard D~is-
tr~ict office (Retiring Board).
Cormmander George N. Bernier, Duane
to Owoasco (CO).
Commander George WT. Dick, Boston
Rep., NORLA.NT'PAT, to First Coast
Guard D~istrict office (Chief Marine
Engineering Section).
Commander Theodor~e J. F'abik, First
Coast Guard District office to yard
(engineering duty).
Commander Jamzes ]R. H~innant, Seventh
Coast Guard D~istrict office to base,
MViami, F'la. (CO).
Commander Herbert F. Walsh, Inzgham
to Seventh Coast Guard District of-
fice (chief, Personnel Division).
Commander Alvin H. Gi~ffin, First Coast
Guard District office (TD pending
furas) to Elvergreen (CO).
Lt. Comdr. Ernest A. Cascini, Academy
to Evergreen (CO) (about 15 Octo-
Lt. Comdr. F~rancis P. Bergeister, Tenth
Coast Guard District office to B~ead-
quarters (Supply Division).
Lt. Comndr. Walter W. Collins, Tenth
Coast Guard District office to Pandora
Lt. Comdr. Adriaan De Zeenw, Twelfth
Coast Guard D~istrict office to Bram-
ble (CO).
Lt. Comdr. Robert W. Goehring, 8jtoris
to H-eadquarters (Budget Division).
Lt. Comdr. Allen E. Host, Winnebago to
Headquarters (Shore Units Divi-
Lt. Comndr. Corliss R. Lambert, Academy
to Gresham (XO).
Lt. Comdr. Gerret B. ZLok, Balaam to
Twelfthl Coast Guard District office.
Lt. Comdr. George T. Murati, Mendota
to Academy.

Lt. Comdr. Gustaf A. Nordling, W~estern
inspector's office to Twelfth Coast
Guard District otheie (F'inance and
Supply Division).
Lt. Comdr. Gustave W.r Pearson, ]Eastern
inspector's office to Acadeoy.
Lt. Comdr. David B. Sollenberger,
Twelfth Coast Guard District office to
Fourteenth Coast Guard District of-
fice (Frinanzce and Supply D~ivision).
Lt. Comdr. George V. Stepanoff, Argo
to LaureE (CO).
Lt. Comdr. Walter M. Stephens, Second
Coast Guard District office to Air Sta-
tion, St. Petersburg, Fla. (P&S).
Lt. Comdr. WVCilliaim L. Sutter, Ever-
gree~n to First Coast Guard District
office (pending further assignment).
Lt. Comdlr. Claude G. W'Cinstead, Acad-
emy to Kfukni (XO).
Trhe following changes in assignments
were made during the week ending Au-
gust 29:
Lt. Comdr. Gerald T. A1Spplegate, H~ead-
quarters to H-arvard University
School of Business Administration.
Lt. Comndr. Sidney K(. Broussard, orders
merchant marine detail, Bremer-
htaven, Germany, to marine inspec-
tion, Cleveland, Ohio, amended; to
marine inspection, Chicago, Ill.
Lt. Comndr. Norman H-. Church, ]Fourth
Coast Guard District office to Seventh
Coast Guard District office.
Lt. Comdr. Louis B. Kendall, Yard to
Headquarters (Electronics Engineer-
ing Division).
Lt. Comndr. William L. Sutter, First
Goast Guard D~istrict office to Twelfth
Coast Guard District office.
Lt. Comdr. Edward C. Thomnpson, Acad-
emy to WCtinona (EO).
The following changes in assignments
wvere made during the week: ending Sep-
tember 5:
Comdr. John N. Zeller, First Coast
Guard District office to Bibb (XOi).
Lt. Comdr. Hlarold W. Parker, Bibb to
First Coast Guard District office.

Lt. Comdr. Ralpht G. Jenkins, 30 years' service.
Lt. Louis T. O'Neill, physical disability.
Lt. Comrdr. Gunnar Magnusson (R), physical disability.
Boatswain. Rayrmond E. Cash, 30 years' service.




Name and present rank:
He~nry Y. Clemnents (Liieutenant) ------- -.
Mlarcus N. Cobb (Boats~wain). ---,---,---..
Robert Collins (Radio Electrician) ,---_---.
W7ayne A. Cooper (C. E. M.) ---,--,--,-.
James E. Devitt (Chief Pay Clerk) ---,---.
Joseph H. Savage (0. B. M.) __- ____-__

Retired raxnk
Lieutenant. (*)
Lieutenant (Sg).(*)
Radio Electrician.(*)
C. E. M.(*)
Chief Pay Clerk.(*)
C. B. M. (*)

Summer Chislholm (Chief Pay Clerk) --,-,-_. Chief Pay Clerk.
Artlhur J. Craig (Lt. Comdr.)_--- ----------------. ]Lt. Comdr.

Ernest Hulse (Chief ]Boatswain) .. -,---,--. Lt. Comar.
Clyde TI. Solt (Lt. Comdr.)..__-_-_----- .L~t. Comdr.


Thomas A. Shanley (Rear Admiral). --------. Vice Admiral.


Name and present rank: Retired ranke
Charles L,. Dickerson (Gunner) ___-- -- ___, Gunner.(*)
George Kt. Martin (Chief Boatswain) -------. Boatswain.(*).
*Mady be advanced on retired list to higher rank under sees. 8 (a) and 10, Public Law 305.



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