National Geographic : 1943 May
U. S.Coast Guard, Official Ready for Action, a Coast Guard Cutter Escorting a Convoy Combs the Sea forSigns ofSubmarines Small cutters like this, only 83 feet long, protect coastwise ships bringing oil and other supplies to American ports(page 557). Forward machine gun ismanned. Stripped to the waist for warm weather, helmsman and lookout stand between searchlights. In foreground is stern ofanother cutter showing depth charges.