Displacement: 90 tons
Keel Laid: Unknown
Commissioned: from Coast Survey on 31 May 1861
Disposition: Returned to Coast Survey later in 1861
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.