Morris-Taney-class cutter

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A Morris-Taney class revenue cutter
A Morris-Taney class revenue cutter
Class overview
Builders: Webb & Allen, New York City
Operators: United States Revenue Cutter Service
Built: 1830–1833
In service: 1830–1865
Completed: 13
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Type: Revenue cutter
Displacement: 112 tons
Length: 78 ft (24 m)
Beam: 21 ft 3 in (6.48 m)
Draft: 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)
Sail plan: Topsail Schooner
Complement: 20-24
Armament: Typically 4 × 6 or 9-pounder guns

The Morris-Taney class Revenue Cutters were 13 cutters built at New York City at the Webb and Allen shipyard between 1830–1833. These cutters were the backbone of the Service for more than a decade. Samuel Humphreys designed these cutters for roles as diverse as fighting pirates, privateers, combating smugglers and operating with naval forces. He designed the vessels on a naval schooner concept. They had Baltimore Clipper lines. The vessels, built by Webb and Allen, were designed by Isaac Webb and resembled Humphreys' design but had one less port.[1]

Ships[edit]

Name Commissioned Decommissioned Notes
Crawford 1830 1835 Sold.
Dexter 1830 1841 Sold.
Gallatin 1830 1849 Transferred to the Coast Survey.
Hamilton 1830 1853 Lost in a gale, 1853.
Morris 1831 1846 Sold.
Rush 1831 1840 Transferred to the Lighthouse Service. Sold, 1848.
Wolcott 1831 1846 Transferred to the Lighthouse Service, 1849. Sold, 1851.
Ingham 1832 1836 Sold to the Republic of Texas.
Jackson 1832 1865 Sold.
McLane 1832 1840 Sold.
Jefferson 1833 1847 Renamed Crawford, 1839. Wrecked, 1847.
Taney 1834 1858 Sold.
Washington 1833 1837 Sold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History". uscg.mil. 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.