United States Coast Guard

Manufacturer: Walker China
User: United States Coast Guard
Date: 1944 - 1949
Notes: The US Coast Guard, one of the oldest organizations of the federal government, started in 1790 when the first Congress authorized the construction of vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Originally known as the Revenue Marine, it received its present name in 1915 when it merged with the Life-Saving Service.

A full history can be found here: http://www.uscg.mil/history/

White body with brown crossed anchors and shield logo reading Semper Paratus (Always Ready), the USCG's motto. Brown and teal bands.

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United States Coast Guard 2 by Mayer China


1942 platter




1949 demitasse cup


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