Relief, 1867

Nov. 2, 2020

Relief, 1867

Assistance in time of difficulty.

Builder: Bierly, Hillman and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Length: 92'

Beam: 20'

Draft: 7'

Displacement: 120 tons

Cost: $16,450

Commissioned: 1867

Decommissioned: 1870?

Disposition: ?

Rig: Schooner

Machinery: N/A

Performance & Endurance:



Armament: 1 gun


Relief was one of two 120-ton 92-foot schooners built for the Service by Bierly, Hillman and Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the other being the Rescue.  They were among the last strictly sail-powered cutters built for the Service.

Relief was stationed at Indianola, Texas.  She disappeared from the records in 1870, as such her ultimate fate remains unknown.


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).