Active, 1867

April 13, 2020

Active, 1867

In action: moving; causing action or change. 

Builder: J. W. Lynn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Length: 90'

Beam: 19'

Draft: 7' 10"

Displacement: 120 tons

Cost: $18,500

Commissioned: 1867

Decommissioned: 1875

Disposition: Sold

Machinery:  N/A

Performance & Endurance:



Armament: 1 gun

Cutter History:

Active was one of two 120-ton 90-foot schooners built for the Service by J. W. Lynn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the other being the Resolute.  They were among the last strictly sail-powered cutters built for the Service.

The Active was stationed at New Bedford, Massachusetts, during her time of service.  She was then sent to New York in 1875 for disposal.  She was sold on 14 May 1875.


Donald Canney.  U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).