United States Coast Guard at Normandy

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Drew5233, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Hallo michel,

    I am interested in the home ports for the British based UScg boats, I believe that these were newhaven,Portland and Dover. There is a distinct lack of small craft for a ww2 scenario in my model of Folkestone harbour so I am hoping that one or two were based there.

    Would you have any info, please , with thanks,
     
  2. The US Coast Guard Cutters were apparently all based in Poole.

    As for the landing craft and landing ships, the Green List has nothing for Folkestone, either US or British. The nearest harbour listed is Dover with eight fuelling trawlers located in Dover and nothing else.

    Michel
     
  3. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hi,
    There were at least four USCG CGC at Dover.

    They left Dover on the 16th May for Poole.

    They were USCG CGC 83439, 83445, 83439, 83503.

    I don’t have any other information on their arrival at Dover of if there were any others based there before they left for Poole unfortunately.

    Regards

    Danny
     
  4. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Thank you for the responses. The story of Folkestone in the war is getting a little clearer now with information arriving from several knowledgeable people.
     
  5. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    Follow up on more information on ResFlotOne
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  6. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    A table I’ve made for the above information on the previous post. As always, if anyone has additional information (such as Vessel Commanders Names) I would be please if you could post it for me

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  7. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    I wanted to edit the above post, but couldn’t figure out how to do that on this site, sorry......re formatted the chart so it reads a little better (I think).

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  8. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    Communication Orders for Force “L”. RESFLOT ONE is in these orders. I believe the “serials” before each vessel is the “call sign number” they were to use when communicating. I’m not positive (maybe other’s could advise) as the orders do not seem to detail what these numbers mean

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  9. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    Sorry, can’t see to edit the about to add this page

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  10. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Temujin,
    Many thanks for posting. Can't cast any light on the meaning of the numbers, but what an amazing collection of ships, of several nationalities: tugs, salvage vessel, repair ships, danlayers, sweepers, HQ ship etc. Interestingly not all of the ships listed actually went to the 'far shore' and there are omissions - for instance the Abigail's pair was the Help, which does seem to be there.
     
  11. Temujin

    Temujin Junior Member

    An update to my chart on Rescue Flotilla One. I contacted the US Coast Guard Museum for additional info on CO’s, and they sent me to Archival Operations - Washington, DC, in which I was able to add more names on my list. Unfortunately because of the large number of documents that they have to review, they could only do about 6 names (which allowed me to complete the cutter’s assigned to Force ‘S’), and I’ll have to try and get the rest by visiting the archives (which may or may not happen)......but, I have been able to update my chart AND, if anyone has more info or names, would love to get it

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  12. The number before each vessel is its call sign, to be inserted as an addendum to S.P. 2573 (European Theatre Call Sign Book for British and US Naval Forces) prepared for use in Operation NEPTUNE.

    Michel
     

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