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Flotilla 17 History

Before we can give you some history of Flotilla 17 Coast Guard Auxiliary, it helps to get a picture of when the Auxiliary started in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Please check back often, as new content is added to the "Flotilla 17 History."
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In July 1942, the organization of the Auxiliary into the Temporary Reserve was in full swing and soon Flotilla #11, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary became Flotilla #11, U.S.C.G. Reserve (Temporary) based at Pier 47 San Francisco. Flotilla #11 was furnished two 50-foot patrol boats (50032 & 50061) and two 38-foot picket boats and assigned four Patrol Areas to be covered 24 hours a day every day.  Crews were drawn from a pool of approximately 400 Officers and men, and each crew member served a minimum of one 12 hour watch each week, with six men regularly assigned to each 50 footer and four to each 38 footer per watch. (image courtesy of Bert Simonian)

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 In the early 40's Flotilla 11 had 400 members.  Pictured here are only 10% of the membership.(image courtesy of Bert Simonian)

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