USRC Louisiana (1819)

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USRC Louisiana (1819)
Career (United States)
Name: USRC Louisiana
Builder: Christian Bergh, New York
Cost: $4500 (USD)
Completed: unknown
Homeport: New Orleans, Louisiana
Fate: sold March 1824 and possibly renamed Cecil
General characteristics
Class & type: Alabama Class
Type: Topsail schooner
Displacement: 56 tons
Length: 52 ft 0 in (15.85 m) (Keel)
Beam: 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
Draft: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Armament: 1 gun on pivot

USRC Louisiana, was a wood hull topsail schooner designed by William Doughty that served in the United States Revenue Cutter Service from 1819 to 1824. Assigned the homeport of New Orleans, Louisiana, she sailed the Caribbean extensively and was used mainly in antipiracy activity. She assisted her sister ship, the USRC Alabama in the capture of the pirate vessel Bravo on 31 August 1819. On 2 November 1822, she assisted the USS Peacock with the capture of 5 pirate vessels in Cuban waters. She was sold in 1824.

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