Guthrie, 1882

Jan. 25, 2021

Guthrie (James), 1882

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.

Builder:  H. A. Ramsey Company, Baltimore, Maryland

Length: 85'

Beam: 17'

Draft: 8' 7"

Displacement: 126 tons

Cost: $17,900

Commissioned: 1 June 1882

Decommissioned: September, 1894

Disposition: Sold

Machinery: Vertical-cylinder steam engine

Performance & Endurance:

Complement: 11


Cutter History:

This vessel replaced the 1868 Guthrie.  It was a port tug at Baltimore, Maryland until it was turned over to contractors to be rebuilt with a steel hull and new machinery in 1893.  

She was decommissioned in September, 1894



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).