Leader, 1919

Feb. 6, 2021

Leader, 1919

Built: Boothbay Harbor, ME

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Speed: Unknown

Length: 73'

Beam: Unknown

Draft: 6' 3"

Displacement: 29 tons

Launched: 1913

Acquired: June 1919

Commissioned: Unknown

Disposition: Burned 2 April 1920

Complement: Unknown

Armament: Unknown

Cutter History:

Formerly the motorboat Admiral and a Navy section patrol boat (SP-541), this vessel was stationed at Portsmouth, NH. Her name was changed to Leader on 16 December 1919. The vessel was accidentally destroyed in a gasoline tank explosion. 


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).