Discover, 1869

Dec. 28, 2020

Discover, 1869

Type/Rig/Class: Search-Class Steam Launch, lugger rig

Builder: ?, New York

Dates of Service: 1869 - 1896

Disposition: Sold

Displacement: 11 tons

Length: 38'

Beam: 10'

Draft: 5'

Machinery: Vertical, direct-acting steam engine; 7 knots maximum speed

Complement: 1 officer, 4 enlisted

Armament: None

Cutter History:

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).