Re: Starfleet is the U.S. Coast Guard
True. Most of the Mekong brown-water riverine boats were piloted by Coast Guard coxs'n's.
And during Gulf War I (Desert Storm), Coasties were training squids how to inspect a ship for contraband (to enforce the blockades).
Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are...88
May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.