Dallas, 1925

Dec. 18, 2020

Dallas, 1925

Alexander Dallas (1759-1817) served as Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison beginning in 1814.  Dallas succeeded in his efforts to establish the Second Bank of the United States, which was chartered by Congress in 1816.  He retired that year after the new bank had been organized.

Type/Rig/Class: 100-foot patrol boat

Builder: Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay City, Michigan

Dates of Service: 1925 – 1936

Disposition: ?

Displacement: 210 tons

Length: 99' 8"

Beam: 23'

Draft: 4' 6"

Machinery: 2 Grey Marine diesel engines; 300 BHP; twin propellers

Speed: 12 knots maximum

Complement: 15 (with 1 warrant officer)

Armament: 1 x 3"/23

Cutter History:

The fifth cutter named Dallas, a 100-foot patrol boat built to combat rum-runners during Prohibition, was one of 13 in her class.  These 13 were steel-hulled patrol boats that were capable of close inshore work but were slower than the 75-foot patrol boats.  They made up for their slower speed and lack of maneuverability with better accommodations for the crew so that they could stay at sea for longer periods and work well off-shore.  They were all built by Defoe Boat & Motor Works of Bay City, Michigan. 

She was station first at Boston, Massachusetts where she served until 1927, when she was transferred to Pascagoula, Mississippi.  She served there until 1934 when she was transferred to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. 

She was decommissioned on 10 January 1936.


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).