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American coastal rescue craft a design history of coastal rescue craft used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard by William D. Wilkinson

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Published by University Press of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Coast Guard -- Boats -- History,
  • United States. -- Life-Saving Service -- Boats -- History,
  • Search and rescue boats -- United States -- Design and construction -- History,
  • Search and rescue boats -- United States -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby William D. Wilkinson and Commander Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Retired).
SeriesSeries foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith
ContributionsDring, Timothy R.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsVM466.S4 W557 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23016600M
ISBN 109780813033341
LC Control Number2009002200
OCLC/WorldCa259265334

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American coastal rescue craft: a design history of coastal rescue craft used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard. In the book and on the accompanying CD, rare photographs and drawings of each type of boat accompany detailed design histories, specifications, and station assignments for each craft. A rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crew and passengers. It can be hand pulled, sail powered or powered by an engine. Lifeboats may be rigid, inflatable or rigid-inflatable combination hulled vessels. 2 Types of craft. Inflatable boats (IB, RIB and RHIB).   He is the co-author of "American Coastal Rescue Craft," which won the best history book award from the Foundation for Coast Guard History in Commander Dring is on the board of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association and the Twin Lights Historical Society. He is a regular contributor to the Heritage Association's quarterly : TheHistoryPress. Wilkinson was a globally recognized historical expert on these craft, and very graciously shared with me his knowledge and accumulated documents, images, and materials, culminating in our co-authored encyclopedic book, American Coastal Rescue Craft, published in by the University Press of Florida. The purpose of this website is to carry on.

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