Type/Rig/Class: Search-Class Steam Launch, lugger rig
Builder: ?, New York
Dates of Service: 1869 - 1896
Displacement: 11 tons
Machinery: Vertical, direct-acting steam engine; 7 knots maximum speed
Complement: 1 officer, 4 enlisted
The Discover was one of two Search-Class steam launches built for the Revenue Cutter Service. They were iron-hulled steam launches with two-mast lugger rigs. The Discover was assigned to Savannah, Georgia, where she served on harbor duty until 1896. She was sold for $151 on 19 March 1896.
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).