This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – November 1

Monday, November 01, 2010

1843-Secretary of Treasury Spencer issued new "Rules and Regulations for the governing of the Revenue Cutter Service" centralizing control of cutters under Revenue Marine Bureau, but leaving superintendence and direction with Collectors of Customs.

1941-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 8929 transferred the Coast Guard to the Navy Department.

1943-Coast Guard units participated in the landings on Bougainville, Solomon Islands.

1949-Authority to reestablish the Women’s Reserve of the Coast Guard Reserves (SPARS), approved by the President on 4 August 1949, became effective.

1984- The largest marijuana bust to date in West Coast history took place November 1 as the cutter Clover nabbed the 63-foot yacht Arrikis 150 miles southwest of San Diego.  The yacht was loaded with 13 tons of marijuana.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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