Guide, 1908

Jan. 25, 2021

Guide, 1908

Builder: Electric Launch Co., Bayonne, New Jersey

Launched: 14 March 1908

Completed: 4 May 1908

Decommissioned: 1 February 1926

Length: 70 ft.

Navigation Draft: 4' 6"

Beam: 13 ft.

Displacement: 41 tons

Propulsion: two gasoline engines with 60 hp each propelling two screws

Shaft Power: NA

Maximum Speed: 9 knots

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 1 officer, 6 enlisted

Armament: none

Cutter History:

The Guide is probably the first cutter with an internal combustion engine.  Stationed in New York, she patrolled the Hudson River.  The Revenue Service transferred Guide to the U.S. Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation on 5 August 1926.