National Geographic : 1943 May
Life with Our Fighting Coast Guard 561 U. S . Coast Guard, Official Rolling Her Rail Under, a Coast Guard Cutter Bucks Angry Seas The picture was taken on Christmas Day, while the ship was escorting a transatlantic convoy. Ships of this type are considerably larger than the 83-foot cutters that guard coastwise convoys (page 563). Depth charges, better known as "ash cans," are ready to be dropped over the side if an enemy submarine is detected.