Nov 1

FDR EXECUTIVE ORDER 8929: DIRECTING THE COAST GUARD TO OPERATE AS A PART OF THE NAVY

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:01 AM

EXECUTIVE ORDER 8929

DIRECTING THE COAST GUARD TO OPERATE AS A PART OF THE NAVY

November 1, 1941

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 1 of the act of Congress approved January 28, 1915, 38 Stat. 800 (U.S.C., title 14, sec. 1), as amended by sections 5 and 6 of the act of July 11, 1941, Public Law 166, 77th Congress, 1st Session, it is hereby directed that the Coast Guard shall from this date, until further orders, operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy.

All Coast Guard personnel operating as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, pursuant to this order, shall, while so serving, be subject to the laws enacted for the government of the Navy: Provided, That in the initiation, prosecution, and completion of disciplinary action, including remission or mitigation of punishments for any offense committed by any officer or enlisted man of the Coast Guard, the jurisdiction shall depend upon and be in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Department having jurisdiction of the person of such offender at the various stages of such action: Provided further, That any punishment imposed and executed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph shall not exceed that to which the offender was liable at the time of the commission of the offense.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

THE WHITE HOUSE,

November 1, 1941.

Exec. Order No. 8929, 6 FR 5581, 1941 WL 4041 (Pres.)

 
 
 
  • Jim Valle

    Ships operated by Coast Guard officers and crews included destroyer escorts, large troop transports, LST’s, patrol frigates and many smaller types. The Secretary Class cutters proved to be the best all around anti-submarine vessels we had in the North Atlantic and the 83′ SAR boats were active at Normandy in June of ’44. Veteran “coasties” were expert seamen at a time when those skills were in very short supply.

  • Jim Dolbow

    Spot on analysis Jim!!!!