Guthrie, 1868

Jan. 25, 2021

Guthrie (James), 1868

ex-George W. Loane

James Guthrie (1792-1869) was appointed to be the 21st Secretary of the Treasury by President Franklin Pierce. He began his term in office on 7 March 1853, and served until 6 March 1857.


Length: 85'

Beam: 17'

Draft: 8' 7"

Displacement: 69 tons

Cost: $16,500

Commissioned: 11 September 1868

Decommissioned: 1 April 1882

Disposition: Sold

Machinery: Steam engine, 1 propeller

Performance & Endurance:

Complement: 10


Cutter History:

This vessel was purchased by Revenue Captain John McGowan for the sum of $16,500.  She was a commercial harbor vessel named George W. Loane.  Once in the service she was renamed the James Guthrie.

She was stationed at Baltimore, Maryland, and remained in service until 1882, when she was sold for $4,030.95. 


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).