Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Are You Ready?

Find your place in America's premier volunteer maritime organization

Devotion to Duty Since 1976


Founded in honor of the American Bicentennial, Flotilla 4-76 is dedicated to protecting the safety of Philadelphia’s waterways and those who use them. Whether by teaching safe boating classes, performing free vessel safety checks, or patrolling the waterfront, members of 4-76 are Semper Paratus for recreational boating safety. Flotilla 4-76 is the 5NR’s youngest and most diverse flotilla. Our members come from all walks of life but all are focused on one thing – carrying out the four cornerstones of our mission with excellence and professionalism.

Recreational Boating Safety

To foster a knowledge and compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of watercraft

Operations and Marine Safety

To assist in the operations of the Coast Guard on the high seas and on navigable waters of the United States.

Member Services

To provide our members with world-class educational, operational, and leadership training and support.


The “glue” which holds the Auxiliary’s missions and its members together