Flashcards in EPME Deck (198)
Coast Guard is organized into how many regions?
2, Atlantic and Pacific
Who commands the Atlantic Area and the Pacific Area?
Districts are commanded by?
Larger cutters (over 180 feet in length) are under control of who?
A "cutter" is basically any CG vessel ____ feet in length or greater
Cutters at or under 180 feet in length come under control of?
How many units report directly to Headquarters?
Traditionally, our role in wartime has been to?
Augment the Navy with cutters and manpower
When did Congress authorized the capture of armed French vessels?
May 28, 1798
Cutters captured ____ prizes unaided during Quasi War
During the Quasi War which cutter captured 10 prizes, one of which carried 44 guns and 200 men, three times her own force?
Which cutter recaptured the American vessels Nancy and Mehitable in a memorable fight in 1799?
What was The Coast Guard's role during the War of 1812?
augmenting the Navy with shallow-draft craft
What cutter capture the first prize of the war of 1812?
When did Congress declared war with Mexico?
May 13, 1846.
Which cutter is credited with firing the first naval shots of the Civil War?
During the Civil War, our cutters in the Navy's service performed what kind of duty along the Atlantic coast?
When did Spain declared war against the U.S?
April 24, 1898
What cutter served as the escort and dispatch boat with Commodore George Dewey's Asiatic Squadron?
In what war did the the entire Coast Guard manpower, vessels, and units...was transferred to the Navy?
WWI April 2, 1917
What were some of the Coast Guard duties during WWI?
escort and patrol duties in the Mediterranean
When was the cutter Tampa torpedoed?
Sept. 26, 1918
With concern over the possibility of sabotage and accidents was profound during WWI, what did the Treasury Departement established?
Coast Guard Captain of the Port offices
Following the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939, when did port security mission began?
June 22, 1940
What Act gave the Coast Guard jurisdiction over ships carrying explosives and dangerous cargoes?
Dangerous Cargo Act
When did the Coast Guard seized 28 Italian, 2 German, and 35 Danish merchant ships?
WWII March 1941
When was the Coast Guard given responsibility for cold- weather operations in Greenland?
April 9, 1941
During WWII Coast Guard-manned ships sank ____ enemy submarines
During WWII Coast Guard cutters and aircraft were credited with sinking how many German U boats?