Louisiana, 1825

Feb. 7, 2021

Louisiana, 1825

Originally named by the French to honor King Louis XIV, Louisiana was admitted to the Union 30 April 1812 as the 18th State.

Cutter History:

The Louisiana was built in New York and was then stationed at New Orleans under the command of Revenue Captain John Jackson.  There is very little known about the cutter other than what occurred in 1827, when she captured the 3-gun Colombian privateer Bolivia after that vessel had seized the U.S.-flagged schooner Antoinette.  The 2 June 1827 issue of the Niles Weekly Register noted:

The Revenue Cutter stationed at the port of New Orleans, under the command of Captain John Jackson, recently brought to the City a pirate captured at the Southwest Pass.  She had been inshore and fired on the American Schooner ISABELLA, from Vera Cruz, with specie and passengers on board.  The pirate was lying at Southwest Pass and had sent his boat with 13 men around to intercept the ISABELLA at the upper end of the Pass.  The Cutter captured the boat likewise, making altogether 30 men and officers.

She was sold in New Orleans in 1830 for $1,089. 


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).