Beam: 20' 9"
Displacement: 134 tons
Keel Laid: 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
Armament: 1 20-pdr. (USN)
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).