Appleton (John Appleton), 1858

April 15, 2020

Appleton (John Appleton), 1858

Builder: Page and Allen, Portsmouth, VA

Cost: Unknown

Rig: Schooner

Length: Unknown

Beam: Unknown

Draft: Unknown

Displacement: 35 tons

Keel Laid: Unknown

Completed: 1858

Commissioned: Unknown

Decommissioned: Unknown

Disposition: Transferred to US Navy on 11 April 1861

Complement: Unknown

Armament: Unknown


A small schooner sent to Key West, FL in February 1858 under Lieutenant William Randolph, Appleton was turned over to the Navy and used as a tender to USS R.R. Cuyler. She ran aground and burned in Tampa Bay in August 1861.


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