Gallatin / Albert Gallatin, 1871
The Gallatin was named for President Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin.
Builder: David Bell, Buffalo, New York
Disposition: Sank on 6 January 1892
Draft: 9' 4"
Beam: 23' 6"
Displacement: 250 tons
Rig: Topsail Schooner
Propulsion: Horizontal, direct-acting steam engine with a Fowler steering propeller (this was removed in 1874)
Armament: One 6-pounder
Coast Guard history:
The Gallatin was equipped with a Fowler steering propeller, which was a six- bladed screw with a separate engine for steering and reversing. This propeller proved to be uneconomical. Both the machinery and propeller were replaced in 1874. The cutter was assigned to Boston, Massachusetts, cruising from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Holmes Hole, Massachusetts.
She sank off Cape Ann on January 6, 1892.
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Stephen H. Evans. The United States Coast Guard, 1790-1915: A Definitive History (With a Postscript: 1915-1950). Annapolis: The United States Naval Institute, 1949.
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).