The Coast Guard acquired two of these aircraft from the U.S. Customs Service in 1934. In actuality the Customs Service gave the Coast Guard a total of 15 different aircraft that year. Almost all were surveyed due to poor condition. All had been confiscated from convicted smugglers. V-123 (formerly the No. 311) crashed in October 1935 and V-124 (formerly No. 312) crashed in November 1935.