Hope, 1861

Jan. 31, 2021

Hope, 1861

Builder: Unknown

Cost:  Unknown

Rig: Schooner

Length: 85'

Beam: 20' 9"

Draft: 9'

Displacement: 134 tons

Keel Laid: Unknown

Launched: Unknown

Chartered: to Revenue Cutter Service on 24 May 1861

Disposition: Returned to owner on 22 November 1861; sold to US Navy on 29 November 1861

Complement: 13

Armament: 1 20-pdr. (USN)

Cutter History:

Hope was tendered to the service by T. P. Ives, who was to be her commanding officer. She was at Baltimore, MD, and New York before her owner requested she be returned to him. On 29 November 1861 she was sold to the Navy and used on the blockade of the Confederacy.


Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis: 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).