Catherine, 1918

Nov. 20, 2020

Catherine, 1918

(Venture, AB-16)

Built: Chincoteague, VA 

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Top Speed: Unknown

Length: 47' 

Beam: 10' 6"

Draft: 3' 6"

Displacement: Unknown

Launched: 1918

Acquired: 5 October 1918

Decommissioned: 1940

Disposition: Sold 6 August 1923

Complement: Unknown

Armament: Unknown

Cutter History:

A wooden motorboat purchased on 5 October 1918 and originally named Catherine. The cutter was renamed Venture on 16 December 1918. The cutter was stationed at Chincoteague, VA. The order changing the name to AB-16 was apparently issued after the craft was sold.


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