Scammel was named for Adjutant General of the Continental Army Alexander Scammell (1747-1781) of New Hampshire, a hero of the American Revolution who was killed by the British after being captured. Interestingly, this is the second cutter to receive the name of a Revolutionary hero but with an incorrect spelling (the General Green, it should be Greene).
Builder: Hackett, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Displacement: 132 tons
Keel Laid: Unknown
Launched: 11 August 1798
Disposition: Sold, 20 June 1801
Complement: 65-70 men
Armament: 10-14 4-6 pounders
Scammel joined the West Indies naval squadron combating Revolutionary French privateers late in 1798. She remained in the Navy, assisting the sloop Portsmouth in the capture of the French ship Hussar (20 guns). The cutter was subsequently sold in Baltimore, MD.
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis: 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).