Coast Guard painting of Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson presented to the Commonwealth of Virginia

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members of the Coast Guard Historical Ships’ Company dressed in authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Service uniforms present a historic painting of the Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson during a ceremony at the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Va., Thursday. The presentation commemorates the War of 1812 as well as the heroic actions of the crew of the Norfolk-based Thomas Jefferson supported by a local pilot boat and state militia on April 11, 1813 when they captured three Royal Navy barges and its crew of 60 British officers and enlisted men.

Coast Guard cutters played an integral role in the War of 1812. Just as the Coast Guard’s roles in homeland security drastically increased as a result of 9/11, so did our roles in national defense operations as a result of the War of 1812.

Members of the Coast Guard Historical Ships' Company dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Services uniforms present a painting of the Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Va., Thursday. The presentation commemorates the War of 1812 as well as the crew of the Norfolk-based Thomas Jefferson which was supported by a local pilot boat and state militia on April 11, 1813 when they captured three Royal Navy barges including sixty British officers and enlisted men. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

Members of the Coast Guard Historical Ships’ Company dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Services uniforms present a painting of the Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Va., Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

Members of the Coast Guard Historical Ships' Company dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Services uniforms present a painting of the Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Va., Thursday. The presentation commemorates the War of 1812 as well as the crew of the Norfolk-based Thomas Jefferson which was supported by a local pilot boat and state militia on April 11, 1813 when they captured three Royal Navy barges including sixty British officers and enlisted men. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

Members of the Coast Guard Historical Ships’ Company dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Services uniforms present a painting of the Revenue Cutter Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Va., Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

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