This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - July 6

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

1809- Congress authorized the construction of twelve new cutters to enforce President Thomas Jefferson’s embargo.

 
1942- Coast Guard amphibious aircraft V-166 landed in the open ocean and took aboard 21 survivors of a torpedoed tanker in Gulf of Mexico.
 
Source: USCG Historian’s Office

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