This Day in Coast Guard History – April 22

Thursday, April 22, 2010

1790- Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, submitted a bill to Congress to create a "system of cutters" to enforce tariff and customs laws along the nation's coastline.  Congress passed his bill on 4 August of the same year.

1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasions of Aitape and Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea.

1965-USCG and US Navy agree on the deployment of 82-foot patrol and 40-foot utility boats to support Operation Market Time in Vietnam.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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