Coast Guards

Military or naval forces that enforce a nation's maritime laws, assist vessels wrecked or in distress on or near its coasts, and in some countries maintain aids to navigation, prevent smuggling, and in wartime augment the regular navy.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
28002
Names
coast guards
coast guard
coast-guards
coastguards
guards, coast
kustwachten Dutch
kustwacht Dutch
guardacostas Spanish
guardacosta Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300250741. The J. Paul Getty Trust.