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Publication date:
February 15, 2010

Publication information:
ISBN: 978-0-9779200-1-3.
Trim: 6 x 9 in.
Hardcover with dustjacket.
Smyth-sewn binding.
Pages: i–x + 350, including photographs, charts, appendixes, bibliography, and index.
 
BOOK REVIEWS
“Finally, a book about Ocean Station . . .”
The Quarterdeck Log
Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 15
Spring 2010
Click here for PDF edition (5.7 MB)
 
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord
Vol. XX, No. 4, 2010, p. 419
 

OCEAN STATION

Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard,
1940–1977

by Michael R. Adams

The crews of U.S. Coast Guard cutters patrolling the far-flung ocean stations were subjected to some of the heaviest weather the sea had to offer, yet the cuttermen remained on station to make weather observations and to provide air navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue services. On ocean station, seamanship was survival.

Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1940–1977 is the story of the U.S. Coast Guard weather patrol.


Contents
OS
Stations 1 and 2
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Bermuda SAR Standby
November
Victor
Hotel
Zulu Zulu
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Cdr. Michael R. Adams, USCG (Ret.), is a master mariner (oceans, any gross tonnage), certified STCW instructor, and member of the Florida Bar. During his two decades in the Coast Guard, he served in the cutters Absecon, Boutwell, Dependable, Midgett, and Steadfast and as commanding officer of the cutter Ute. As a junior officer in Absecon, he served on the North Atlantic Ocean Stations Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, and Hotel. After his Coast Guard service, he spent eleven years as captain of the large oil spill response vessel Delaware Responder with brief intervals as captain of the California Responder, Maine Responder, and Virginia Responder. He is the author of the textbook Shipboard Bridge Resource Management (Nor’easter Press, 2006).



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Some Historical Persons, Events, and Entities Noted in the Text of Ocean Station

Matthew Fontaine Maury; Guglielmo Marconi; Hugo C. Leuteritz; Juan T. Trippe; Edward H. "Iceberg" Smith; Lawrence M. Harding;  Constance Tipper; North Atlantic Ferry Route; BOLERO; U.S. Shipbuilding Programs 1939–1945; Operation Market Time; Secretary, Owasco, Casco, Edsall, Hamilton classes; CG-36500; Pamir; NC-4; Bermuda Sky Queen; Pan American Airways; MIT Radiation Laboratory; LORAN; U.S. Weather Bureau; ICAO

 

Some Topics Treated in the Text of Ocean Station

Search & Rescue; Heavy-Weather Evolutions; Small-Boat Evolutions; Line Passing; Icing; Kedging; Man Overboard; Fire Aboard; Aircraft Ditching; Historical Development of Navigation and Ocean Weather Forecasts

 

Corrigenda

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RELATED SITES

Biennial Ocean Station Vessel All Ships Reunion website

www.255wpg.org

 

Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association

coastguardcombatvets.com

 

Coast Guard Cuttermen Association

www.cuttermen.org

 

USCGA MURALS

Bermuda Sky Queen Rescue

Weather Balloon Launch

 


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