Any of various large stinging wasps, chiefly of the genera Vespa and Vespula, that build a large papery nest.
COMMISSIONED: 1818 DECOMMISSIONED: 1826 DISPLACEMENT: PROPULSION: Sail LENGTH:
The Hornet was listed in Captain Commandant Horatio Davis Smith's Early History of the United States Revenue Marine Service as a cutter that was in service in 1818 but sources at the National Archives note that this vessel was not a revenue cutter.
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Horatio Davis Smith. Early History of the United States Revenue Marine Service or (United States Revenue Cutter Service 1789-1849). Washington, DC: USGPO, 1989 (reprint).
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).