The act of relying: one that can be depended on.
Builder: Fardy, Baltimore, Maryland
Beam: 24' 8-1/2"
Displacement: 227 tons
Commissioned: 3 June 1867
Rig: Topsail schoner
Performance & Endurance:
Reliance was one of two 110-foot topsail schooners, the other being Vigilant, were the last strictly sail-powered cutters acquired by the Service. Both were built by the Fardy Brothers of Baltimore, Maryland at a cost of $29,000 each. The Reliance was accepted for service on 3 June 1867 and was stationed at San Francisco, California. She made six cruises to Alaskan waters during her service life.
She was sold on 5 January 1875.
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).