National Geographic : 1943 May
Life with Our Fighting Coast Guard 583 U. S. Coast Guard, Official Rescue At Last! Survivors of a Torpedoed Ship Saved by a Coast Guard Cutter These men, members of the crew of a British merchant vessel, show the effects of cold and exposure after many days at sea in an open boat. Salt-water ice has formed on the gunwales. Picture was taken just before they were helped aboard the rescue ship. Many such scenes are being enacted in this war.