Racer, 1867

Nov. 2, 2020

Racer, 1867

One that races or takes part in a race.

Builder: W. H. Hathorn, Williamsburg, New York

Length: 85'

Beam: 19'

Draft: 7'

Displacement: 120 tons

Cost: $16,450

Commissioned: 1867

Decommissioned: 1873

Disposition: Sold

Rig: Schooner

Machinery: N/A

Performance & Endurance:



Armament: 1 gun

Cutter History:

Racer was one of two 120-ton 85-foot schooners built for the Service by W. H. Hathorn of Williamsburg, New York, the other being Petrel.  They were among the last strictly sail-powered cutters built for the Service.

Racer was accepted for service and was ordered to Charleston on 3 June 1867 for duty.  She sailed for that port on 6 June 1867 under the command of Revenue Captain John G. Baker.

She was sold on 30 July 1873.


Donald Canney.  U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis, MD: 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).