Finding aid (Word)
Scope and Content Note
The collection is comprised of the monograph, “U.S. Navy’s Secret Hooligan Fleet - Stealth Ships in the Anti-submarine Service on the Eastern Front during the Dark Days of WWII.” It provides details of the ship and its history, design and journeys. The collection also includes a crew list of the USS Blanco, maps of the patrol routes and images of the ship.
Captain Glenn Ruhge was a graduate of Lane Technical High School, an electrician by trade and a member of the Chicago Columbia Yacht Club. He was inducted into the Coast Guard on September 12, 1942, and given command of the USS Blanco and assigned to the Gulf Sea Frontier.
This collection should be cited as the Papers of Glenn Rughe, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.