This Day in Coast Guard History – June 24

Thursday, June 24, 2010

1914-Congress authorized the Secretary of Treasury to "detail for duty on revenue cutters such surgeons and other persons of the Public Health Service as … necessary" and for cutters with such medical personnel aboard to extend medical and surgical aid to crews of American vessels engaged in deep sea fisheries.  This Act of Congress (38 Stat. L., 387) regularized procurement and assignment procedures of Public Health Service personnel to revenue cutters, launching a partnership between the two services that survives to this day.

1930-An Act of Congress provided "that light keepers and vessel officers and crews, who during their active service were entitled to medical relief at hospitals and other stations of the Public Health Service, may be given such relief after retirement as is now applicable to retired officers and men in other branches of the Government service, under joint regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce."

1938-Under an Executive Order of this date, "about 35 positions of steward on lighthouse tenders were brought under the classified civil service."

1995- The cutter CGC Juniper was launched, the first of the new 225-foot Juniper Class buoy tenders.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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