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The Long Blue Line: Caribbean tender Acacia and Nazi sub U-161

Saturday, September 5, 2020

 By readuscgin Operations onAugust 20, 2020No comments J. Edwin Nieves, M.D., Public Affairs Officer Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 6, Flotilla 63 . . . at daybreak, a shot was heard three points off the ship’s starboard bow. It was not long before the surfaced U-161, a type IXC German U-boat, came into view. CDR C. Douglas Kroll, Ph.D., Bulletin of the […]

The Long Blue Line: The last Nazi U-234 surrenders 75 years ago!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 By readuscgin Operations onJuly 20, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area  Described as a “lanky, hawk-faced man,” Charles Eliot Winslow was born in 1909 and grew up in the Boston area. He preferred using his middle name and, by 1940, he was a successful paint salesman and engaged to be married. Winslow had second thoughts […]

The Long Blue Line: Mrs. Friedman - the Coast Guard's "Cryptologist-in-Charge" and NSC namesake

Thursday, August 6, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onJuly 10, 2020No comments Dr. David S. Rosen, Historian, Coast Guard Pacific Area During Prohibition, the Cryptanalytic Unit of the United States Coast Guard deciphered 12,000 messages between rum-running craft and transmitters on American shores. Coded radio signals were intercepted from Vancouver and Mexico on the West Coast, from Newfoundland to The Bahamas on the […]