General George Gibson, 1922

Jan. 18, 2021

General George Gibson, 1922

United States Army Quartermaster General, 1816-1861.

Built at: Brooklyn, NY

Contracted: Unknown


Cost: $4,500 (purchase price)


Built: Unknown


Machinery: Coal-fired, steam-driven single screw

Length: 115'

Beam: 29'

Draft: 8' 7"

Displacement: 172 tons

Launched: Unknown

Acquired: from the US Army in 1920

Commissioned: 1922

Disposition: Decommissioned 1924; transferred to the USCG; sold in 1927

Complement: Unknown

Cutter History:

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).