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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Seized Vessel Case Files, 1926 - 1935 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that includes information about boats and ships seized by the US Coast Guard. We also located General Records, 1922 - 1942 in Record Group 26 that includes records relating to seized boats. Additionally, we located General Correspondence, 1910 - 1953 in Record Group 26 that includes a file for the CG 383 in Entry 82A under the file heading 2091 HISTORY - SEIZED VESSELS in box 396. See here for a file list. Plus, in Record Group 26 are Logs of Revenue Cutters and Coast Guard Vessels, 1819 - 1941 that may include logs of the boat under the designation CG-838 or CG-8. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.
In addition, we located the series Vessel Documentation Case Files , 1930 - 1991 in the Records of more information, please contact the National Archives at Fort Worth (RM-FW) at the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that includes 2 file units pertaining to the Mizpah. For firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, we located there are Class 23 (Liquor Violations) Litigation Case Files and Enclosures, 1910 - 1970 in the General Records of the Department of Justice (Record Group 60) which may include case files relating to the case in which the vessel was seized. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1, RDT2, and RM-FW. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We also searched online and located the following with information about the vessel:
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!