General George Gibson, 1922
United States Army Quartermaster General, 1816-1861.
Built at: Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $4,500 (purchase price)
Machinery: Coal-fired, steam-driven single screw
Draft: 8' 7"
Displacement: 172 tons
Acquired: from the US Army in 1920
Disposition: Decommissioned 1924; transferred to the USCG; sold in 1927
Purchased by the Lighthouse Service in 1920 and placed into service in 1922 as a supply tender in the Third Lighthouse District. The vessel transferred to the Coast Guard, of which the Lighthouse Service was not yet a part, in 1924. She was reconditioned at the Depot at Curtis Bay, Maryland.
She was sold for $200 to Charles A. Jording in Baltimore, Maryland on 7 January 1927.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis and Trappe, MD: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.
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).