Arago, 1861

April 15, 2020

Arago, 1861

Builder: Unknown

Cost: Unknown

Rig: Schooner

Length: Unknown

Beam: Unknown

Draft: Unknown

Displacement: 90 tons

Keel Laid: Unknown

Completed: Unknown

Commissioned: from Coast Survey on 31 May 1861

Decommissioned: Unknown

Disposition: Returned to Coast Survey later in 1861

Complement: Unknown

Armament: Unknown


Arago was temporarily transferred from the Coast Survey along with the steamers Bibb, Corwin, and Vixen and the schooners Crawford and Varina. Stationed at New York City as a receiving ship, she had returned to Eastport, ME by October 1861 and was again in the Coast Surrey. She then joined the blockading squadron on the Atlantic, providing oceanographic assistance until about February 1863.


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