Category: Surfmen

Categories: Service and Training Awards, US Military Decorations | United States Coast Guard

The Surfman Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard, issued to enlisted or officer personnel who qualify as Coxswains authorized to operate surf boats in heavy surf. Surf boats are boats that are designed to operate under extreme weather and sea conditions. Some surf boats that the Coast Guard operates are the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB), the (now decommissioned) 44-foot MLB, 42-foot Near Shore Lifeboat (SPC-NLB) and the 52-foot MLB (the only "Boats" in the Coast Guard to be given names) such as Victory at Station Yaquina Bay, Oregon, the oldest steel motor lifeboat in the US Coast Guard. Surfman/Surfmen - one who is skilled in handling a boat in surf.

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Person Profiles (4)

abt 1878 North Carolina, United States - 27 Jun 1907
abt 1868 Currituck County, North Carolina, United States - 29 Aug 1911 photo
12 Apr 1844 North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States - 24 Mar 1897 photo
16 Jan 1842 Manteo, Dare, North Carolina, United States - 08 May 1900 photo

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