Vidette, 1919 (ex-Howarda)

July 1, 2020

Vidette, 1919

Vidette, 1919

Built: Essington, PA

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Speed: Unknown

Length: 75'

Beam: 16'

Draft: 3' 4"

Displacement: 38 tons

Launched: 1913

Acquired: from US Navy on 3 May 1919

Commissioned: Unknown

Disposition: Sold on 28 July 1922

Complement: Unknown

Armament: 1 gun

Cutter History:

Vidette had been privately owned as Howarda and was designated SP-144 during naval service in World War I. She was first at Key West, FL and then at Miami, FL (1 January 1929).


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