Leopard, 1926

Feb. 7, 2021

Leopard, 1926

A large, ferocious cat (Panthera pardus) of Africa and southern Asia, having either tawny fur with dark rosettelike markings or black fur.

Builder: ?, in Benton Harbor, Michigan


Beam: 24'

Draft: 12'

Displacement: 176 tons

Cost: ?

Commissioned: 6 June 1926

Decommissioned: ?

Disposition: Sold on 18 May 1935

Machinery:  Compound-expansion steam engine

Performance & Endurance:

        Max: 12 knots

Complement: 11

Armament: None

Cutter History:

The 110-foot, wooden hulled United States Coast Guard tug Leopard was acquired from the U.S. Shipping Board in 1926 at New York, New York.  She was originally built in 1920.  She detached from the New York Coast Guard District and was assigned to the Coast Guard Depot at Curtis Bay, Maryland.  She was transferred to New York, New York in 1933.

She was sold on 18 May 1935.


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).