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U.S.C.G. Cruising Cutters Built or Acquired Before 1915

This table attempts to list all the gunboats and cruising cutters built or acquired by the various agencies that were brought together as the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, ordered by the year in which they entered service. It does not include chartered vessels and it does not include vessels that are known to have been less than 50 feet in length, unless they are among the very early, historically significant, vessels. There are many gaps in the historical data and in some cases a vessel's size is not known or it is not clear whether it was built for the Service or acquired from a commercial owner. If you have any additional data or see any errors, please email info@navalmarinearchive.com.

Most recent update: 14 February 2016.

Name Class Built By Location LDT LOA Built Disposition
Active First Ten David Stodder Baltimore MD 58 59 1791 Sold 1798
Argus First Ten Unknown New London CT 49 48 1791 Sold 1804
General Green First Ten Unknown Philadelphia PA 1791 Sold 1798
Massachusetts First Ten Unknown Newburyport MA 70 61 1791 Sold 1792
Scammel First Ten Unknown Unknown 52 58 1791 Sold 1798
Vigilant First Ten Unknown Unknown 35 48 1791 Sold 1798
Virginia First Ten Unknown Unknown 47 56 1791 Unknown
Diligence First Ten Unknown Washington NC 40 1792 Sold 1798
North Carolina First Ten Unknown Unknown 1792 Sold 1798
Eagle First Ten Unknown Savannah GA 56 56 1793 Sold 1799
South Carolina First Ten Unknown Unknown 35 1793 Sold 1798
Massachusetts Adna Bates Cohasset MA 50 1793 Sold 1804
Diligence Joshua Humphries Philadelphia PA 135 58 1797 Sold 1802
General Greene William Price Baltimore MD 98 1797 Sold 1802
Eagle Second Seven W. & A. Brown Philadelphia PA 187 77 1798 Sold 1801
Governor Gilman Second Seven Hackett Portsmouth NH 103 72 1798 Sold 1801
Governor Jay Second Seven Unknown New York 187 58 1798 Unknown
Pickering Second Seven Merrill Newburyport MA 135 77 1798 Lost 1800
Pinckney Second Seven Unknown Charleston SC 195 62 1798 Sold 1800
Scammel Second Seven Hackett Portsmouth NH 132 58 1798 Sold 1801
South Carolina Second Seven Unknown Charleston SC 130 58 1798 Sold 1803
Bee (ex-Bon Pere) Unknown Unknown Captured 1799, sold 1801
Patriot Unknown Hampton VA 1800 Sold 1805
Massachusetts Unknown Boston MA 62 58 1801 Sold 1814
St Marys Galley Unknown St. Marys GA 52 Acquired from USN 1801, disposition unknown
Governor Williams Galley Unknown Wilmington NC 52 Acquired from USN 1802, lost 1806
Collector (ex-Kitty) Unknown Unknown Acquired 1802, sold 1806
General Greene Unknown Unknown 1802 Sold 1808
Jefferson Unknown Unknown 1802 Sold 1817
New Hampshire Unknown Portsmouth NH 1802 Sold 1816
Vigilant Unknown Unknown 1802 Sold 1807
Diligence Unknown Unknown 1803 Lost 1806
Argus Unknown Unknown 1804 Sold 1809
Louisiana Unknown Baltimore MD 75 70 1804 Sold 1813
Dolly Unknown Unknown 172 1805 Sold 1807
Hornet (ex-Traveller) Unknown Unknown 71 Acquired 1805, sold 1806
Gallatin Unknown Unknown 1807 Lost 1813
Madison Unknown Baltimore MD 1807 Captured by Britain 1812
Mercury Unknown Ocracoke NC 1807 Sold 1820
Surveyor Robert Parsons Baltimore MD 75 68 1807 Captured by Britain 1813
Virginia Unknown Unknown 75 1807 Unknown
Argus Unknown Unknown 1809 Sold 1812
Eagle Unknown Unknown 130 60 1809 Captured by Britain 1814
General Greene Unknown Unknown 1810 Unknown
Commodore Barry Unknown Unknown 98 1812 Captured by Britain 1812
Vigilant Benjamin Marble Newport RI 65 61 1812 Sold 1842
Search Search Cook & Gyles Newport RI 65 61 1815 Sold 1820
Detector Search Cook & Gyles Newport RI 65 61 1815 Sold 1825
Gallatin Unknown Baltimore MD 1815 Unknown
South Carolina Unknown Baltimore MD 1815 Unknown
Surprise Surprise A & N Brown New York 51 57 1815 Sold 1817
Dallas Surprise A & N Brown New York 51 57 1816 Sold 1821
Active Unknown Unknown 38 1816 Sold 1825
Eagle Unknown Unknown 79 1816 Sold 1829
Monroe Servant Norfolk VA 1817 Sold 1825
Alert Christian Berg New York 75 58 1818 Sold 1829
Hornet Unknown Unknown 1818 Sold 1826
Alabama Alabama Christian Berg New York 56 52 1819 Sold 1833
Louisiana Alabama Christian Berg New York 56 52 1819 Sold 1824
Lookout Unknown Unknown 1819 Sold 1825
Search John Wade Boston MA 1820 Unknown
Crawford Unknown New York 1821 Lost 1829
Florida Unknown New York 74 63 1822 Sold 1829
Dallas Andrew Flanigan Baltimore MD 75 1824 Lost 1836
Marion Marion Unknown Baltimore MD 115 79 1825 To Coast Survey 1850
Pulaski Marion Unknown Baltimore MD 115 79 1825 Sold 1833
Detector Detector Fisher & Webster North Yarmouth ME 62 52 1825 Sold 1832
Wasp Detector Fisher & Webster North Yarmouth ME 62 52 1825 Sold 1831
Louisiana Unknown New York 1825 Sold 1830
Swiftsure Unknown New York 110 1825 Later Crawford, sold 1839
Benjamin Rush Unknown Erie PA 39 1828 Sold 1833
Alert Unknown Unknown 120 74 1829 Sold 1853
Engineer Unknown Unknown 1829 Unknown
Portsmouth Unknown Unknown 61 60 1829 Ex-Hiram, acquired 1829, sold 1833
Campbell Unknown New York 60 1830 Sold 1834
Crawford Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1830 Sold 1835
Dexter Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1830 Sold 1841
Richard Rush Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1831 Sold 1848
Wolcott Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1831 Sold 1851
Ingham Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1832 Sold 1836
McLane Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1832 Sold 1840
Washington Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1832 Sold 1837
Jefferson Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1833 Wrecked 1847
Taney Morris-Taney Webb & Allen Brooklyn NY 112 73 1834 Sold 1858
Gallatin Morris-Taney New York NSY Brooklyn NY 112 80 1830 To Coast Survey 1849
Hamilton Morris-Taney New York NSY Brooklyn NY 112 80 1830 Lost 1853
Morris Morris-Taney New York NSY Brooklyn NY 112 80 1831 Sold 1846
Jackson Morris-Taney Washington NSY Washington DC 112 73 1832 Sold 1865
Veto Unknown Blue Hill ME 50 1832 Sold 1850
Erie John Justice Presque Isle PA 60 1833 Sold 1849
Campbell Leonard Oxford MD 40 Acquired 1834, sold 1839
Stoddert Unknown Unknown 50 1834 Unknown
Washington McCullry Baltimore MD 190 91 1837 Unknown
Woodbury Woodbury L. H. Duncan Baltimore MD 120 84 1837 Sold 1847
Jefferson Woodbury McCulley Baltimore MD 120 84 1839 Sold 1843
Van Buren Unknown Baltimore MD 112 80 1839 Sold 1847
Ewing Unknown Baltimore MD 170 91 1841 To Coast Survey 1849
Forward William Easby Washington DC 139 89 1842 Sold 1865
Nautilus Unknown Baltimore MD 76 1838 From Coast Survey 1843, returned 1849
Vigilant Webb & Curtis New York 50 56 1843 Lost 1844
Spencer Spencer West Point Foundry West Point NY 400 160 1844 Lightship 1848
Legare Spencer Henry R. Dunham New York NY 400 160 1844 To Coast Survey 1847
Tyler Spencer Fort Pitt Foundry Pittsburgh PA 409 160 1845 To Coast Survey 1847
Jefferson Spencer Fort Pitt Foundry Pittsburgh PA 343 160 1845 To Coast Survey 1849
Dallas Spencer Fort Pitt Foundry Pittsburgh PA 391 160 1846 To Coast Survey 1849
Walker Spencer Fort Pitt Foundry Pittsburgh PA 400 160 1847 To Coast Survey 1847
McLane Spencer Cyrus Alger Boston MA 368 160 1845 Sold 1847
Polk Spencer Cyrus Alger Boston MA 409 160 1845 Sold 1847
Lawrence William Easby Washington DC 144 96 1848 Lost 1851
Morris Morris Brown & Cottrell Baltimore MD 155 102 1848 Sold 1868
Campbell Morris Graves & Ferrebee Portsmouth VA 155 102 1849 Sold 1869
Crawford Morris Jacob Tees Philadelphia PA 155 102 1849 Sold 1869
Duane Morris Jacob Tees Philadelphia PA 155 102 1849 Captured by CSA 1861
Harrison Harrison John Carrick Erie PA 115 1849 Sold 1856
Ingham Harrison John Carrick Erie PA 115 1849 Sold 1856
Cushing Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 136 86 1853 Captured by CSA 1863
Campbell Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 152 81 1853 Lost 1916
Dobbin Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 174 94 1853 Sold 1881
Jefferson Davis Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 174 94 1853 To USPHS 1861
Marcy Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 174 94 1853 To Coast Survey 1862
McClelland Cushing J. M. Hood Somerset MA 174 94 1853 Captured by CSA 1861
Dodge Allen Page & Allen Portsmouth VA 93 80 1855 Captured by CSA 1861
Cass Allen Page & Allen Portsmouth VA 93 80 1855 Captured by CSA 1861
Allen Allen Page & Allen Portsmouth VA 93 80 1855 Unknown
Black Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Captured by CSA 1861
Brown Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Sold 1864
Cobb Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Lost 1861
Floyd Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Sold 1864
Thompson Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Sold 1870
Toucey Black Merry & Gay Milan OH 50 57 1857 Sold 1859
Harriet Lane William Webb New York 674 180 1858 Captured by CSA 1863
Aaron V. Brown Unknown Unknown 1861 Sold 1864
Agassiz Unknown Baltimore MD 62 58 From Coast Survey 1861, returned 1865
Arago Unknown Unknown 90 From Coast Survey 1861, returned 1861
Bibb Boston NSY Charlestown MA 366 150 1847 From Coast Survey 1861, returned 1861
Hercules Hercules Unknown Unknown 100 1861 Sold 1864
Reliance Hercules Unknown Unknown 100 1861 Sold 1865
Tiger Hercules Unknown Unknown 100 1861 Sold 1865
Varina Unknown Unknown From Coast Survey 1861, returned 1865
Flora B. C. Terry Keyport NJ 281 162 1854 Acquired 1854, renamed Nemaha 1864, lost 1868
Miami Unknown Scotland 213 115 Ex-Lady LeMarchand, acquired 1862, sold 1871
Naugatuck Henry R. Dunham New York 120 101 1844 Acquired 1862, disposition unknown
Bronx Unknown Brooklyn NY 220 119 1863 Ex-Andrews, acquired 1863, foundered 1873
Cuyahoga Unknown Westervelt NY 536 139 1854 Ex-Santa Anna, acquired 1863, sold 1867
Ashuelot Pawtuxet Englis New York 350 138 1863 Sold 1876
Kewanee Pawtuxet J. A. Robb Baltimore MD 350 138 1863 Sold 1867
Mahoning Pawtuxet J. W. Lynn Philadelphia PA 350 138 1863 Sold 1915
Pawtuxet Pawtuxet Thomas Stark New York 350 138 1863 Sold 1867
Wayanda Pawtuxet Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 350 138 1863 Sold 1874
Antietam Pawtuxet Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 350 138 1864 Sold 1867
Kankakee Pawtuxet Gray Westervelt NY 350 138 1864 Sold 1867
Northerner Unknown Newburgh NY 320 135 Acquired 1864, later Ewing, to USPHS 1892
Seward Unknown Wilmington DE 240 137 1864 Sold 1901
Commodore Perry Wright & Whitaker Buffalo NY 404 166 1865 Sold 1883
Delaware Harlan & Hollingsworth Wilmington DE 350 153 1861 Ex-Virginia Dare, acquired 1865, later McLane, sold 1903
Dix J. Murphy Newburgh NY 290 144 1865 Sold 1872
Lincoln Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 550 165 1865 Sold 1874
Moccasin (ex-Hero) Unknown Philadelphia PA 182 104 1864 Acquired from USN 1865, sold 1890
Nansemond (ex-Freeborn) Unknown New York 325 146 1862 Acquired from USN 1865, later Crawford, sold 1897
Uno (ex-Juniper) Unknown Camden NJ 116 79 Acquired from USN 1865, sold 1906
Wilderness (ex-Creary) Unknown Unknown 390 137 1863 Acquired from USN 1865, later Dix, sold 1891
Chase Chase James Murphy Brooklyn NY 500 170 1865 Sold 1875
Johnson Chase J, & R. Gray Buffalo NY 500 172 1865 Sold 1897
Fessenden Chase Peck & Kirby Cleveland OH 500 172 1865 Sold 1907
McCulloch Chase Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 500 178 1865 Sold 1876
Sherman Chase Peck & Kirby Cleveland OH 500 172 1866 Sold 1872
Hamlin (ex-Mills) Unknown Boston MA 65 85 1864 Acquired 1866, sold 1899
Jasmine (ex-Van Houten) Unknown Brooklyn NY 120 79 1866 Acquired from USN 1866, later Chandler, sold 1903
Mosswood Unknown Unknown 140 123 Acquired from USA 1866, later McCulloch, sold 1888
Active Active J. W. Lynn Philadelphia PA 120 90 1867 Sold 1875
Resolute Active J. W. Lynn Philadelphia PA 120 90 1867 Sold 1872
Petrel Petrel W. H. Hathord Williamsburg NY 120 85 1867 Sold 1873
Racer Petrel W. H. Hathord Williamsburg NY 120 85 1867 Sold 1873
Reliance Reliance Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 227 110 1867 Sold 1875
Vigilant Reliance Fardy & Bro. Baltimore MD 227 110 1867 Unknown
Relief Relief Birely, Hillman Philadelphia PA 120 92 1867 Unknown
Rescue Relief Birely, Hillman Philadelphia PA 120 92 1867 Sold 1874
Guthrie (ex-Loane) Unknown Unknown 69 85 Acquired 1868, sold 1882
Colfax Dialogue & Wood Philadelphia PA 250 140 1864 Acquired 1871, sold 1924
Fern Delamater New York 548 160 1871 To USN 1891
Gallatin David Bell Buffalo NY 250 137 1871 Sank 1892
Grant Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 350 163 1871 Sold 1906
Hamilton David Bell Buffalo NY 250 133 1871 Sold 1906
Stevens Unknown Unknown Sold 1890
Boutwell David Bell Buffalo NY 198 138 1873 Sold 1907
Manhattan Chas. Widener Chester PA 147 102 1873 Later Arundel, sold 1928
Wolcott Risdon IW San Francisco CA 235 155 1873 Sold 1897
Dallas Dexter W. Fessenden Portland ME 179 140 1874 Sold 1908
Dexter Dexter Atlantic IW Boston MA 179 140 1874 Sold 1908
Rush Dexter Atlantic IW Boston MA 179 140 1874 Rebuilt 1885
Hartley Risdon IW San Francisco CA 65 64 1875 Sold 1919
Corwin Oregon IW Portland OR 227 141 1876 Sold 1900
Tench Coxe William T. Maister Baltimore MD 39 71 1876 Sold 1893
Salmon P. Chase Thomas Brown Philadelphia PA 142 115 1878 To USPHS 1907
Forward Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 267 155 1882 Sold 1912
Guthrie Ramsey, H. A. Baltimore MD 126 85 1882 Sold 1894
Fessenden Union Drydock Buffalo NY 330 192 1883 Sold 1907
Penrose (ex-Josie R) Unknown Tottenville NY 38 67 Acquired 1883, sold 1924
Perry Union Drydock Buffalo NY 282 165 1884 Lost 1910
Bear Alex. Stephen Dundee, Scotland 703 198 1874 Acquired 1885, museum 1929
Rush Hall Brothers San Francisco CA 300 175 1885 Sold 1913
Morrill Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 288 145 1889 Sold 1928
Winona Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 321 148 1890 Sold 1915
Galveston Reeder & Sons Baltimore MD 416 190 1891 Later Apache, scrapped 1950
Sperry Unknown Unknown Sold 1905
Hudson John H. Dialogue Camden NJ 128 95 1893 Sold 1935
Guthrie Spedden Sbldg. Baltimore MD 149 87 1895 Sold 1942
Tybee John H. Dialogue Camden NJ 28 67 1895 Sold 1930
Guard Unknown Unknown 22 65 1896 Sold 1912
Scout Unknown Port Townsend WA 22 65 1896 Sold 1915
Windom Iowa IW Dubuque IA 670 171 1896 Later Comanche, sold 1930
McCulloch McCulloch Cramp Shipbuilding Philadelphia PA 1,280 219 1897 Sank 1917
Gresham McCulloch Globe Iron Works Cleveland OH 1,090 205 1897 Later WPG 85, sold 1944 as T. V. McAllister, later Trade Winds 1947, Hatikva 1949, scrapped 1951
Algonquin McCulloch Globe Iron Works Cleveland OH 1,090 205 1898 Sold 1930
Onondaga McCulloch Globe Iron Works Cleveland OH 1,090 205 1898 Sold 1924
Manning McCulloch Atlantic Iron Works East Boston MA 1,150 205 1898 Sold 1930
Nunivak William H. Birch San Francisco CA 486 209 1899 Sold 1901
Thetis Alex. Stephen Dundee, Scotland 1,250 188 1881 Acquired 1899, sold 1916
Seminole Columbian Iron Works Baltimore MD 845 188 3-Sep-00 Sold 1934
Tuscarora Trigg, William R. Richmond VA 620 178 27-Dec-02 Sold 1936
Mohawk Trigg, William R. Richmond VA 980 205 10-May-04 Sank 1917
McCulloch Cramp Shipbuilding Philadelphia PA 1,280 219 1897 Later WPG 3, sank 1917
Androscroggin Rodermond SB Tompkins Cove NY 1,200 185 8-Jul-08 Later WPG 14, sold 1922
Pamlico Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 455 158 26-Jul-07 Later WPG 15, sold 1947
Snohomish Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 800 138 15-Nov-08 Later WPG 16, sold 1934
Seneca Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 1,445 202 12-Nov-08 Later WPG 17, sold 1936
Acushnet Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 800 138 6-Nov-08 Later WPG 18, to USN as AT 63
Tahoma New York Ship Camden NJ 1,215 192 28-Oct-08 Later WPG 20, ran aground and sank 1914
Yamacraw New York Ship Camden NJ 1,215 192 15-Jan-09 Later WPG 21, sold 1937
Miami Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 1,180 190 19-Aug-12 Later WPG 51, later Tampa, lost 1918
Unalga Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 1,180 190 23-May-12 Later WPG 53, scrapped 1946
Ossipee Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 964 165 28-Jul-15 Later WPG 50, scrapped 1949
Tallapoosa Newport News Sbldg. Newport News VA 912 165 12-Aug-15 Later WPG 52, scrapped 1946

 

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