Originally named by the French to honor King Louis XIV, Louisiana was admitted to the Union 30 April 1812 as the 18th State.
TYPE/RIG/CLASS: Alabama-Class topsail schooner
DECOMMISSIONED: Sold in 1824
DISPLACEMENT: 56 tons
LENGTH: 52-feet (keel)
BEAM: 18' 6"
DRAFT: 5' 9"
ARMAMENT: 1 pivot
The cutter cost $4,500 and was built by Christian Bergh of New York. She was assigned to New Orleans, Louisiana. On 31 August 1819 she captured the pirate schooner Bravo in concert with the cutter Alabama. On 19 April 1820, again in concert with the Alabama, she destroyed a "Piratical Rendezvous on Breton Island." Revenue Captain Jairus, then commanding the Louisiana, reported on 10 July 1820 that that he had captured four pirate vessels off the coast of Belize. On 2 November 1822 it was reported that the Louisiana, along with the British schooner Speedwell and the USS Peacock, had captured five pirate vessels near Havana, Cuba.
On 24 March 1824 the Collector at New Orleans ordered that the cutter be sold at auction.
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).