Massachusetts, 1793

Feb. 15, 2021

Massachusetts, 1793

A state of the northeast United States. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. The first European settlement was made by the Pilgrims of the Mayflower in 1620. Governed by the Massachusetts Bay Company from 1629 until 1684, the colony was a leader in the move for independence from Great Britain and the site of the first battles of the Revolutionary War in 1775.

Type/Rig: Sloop

Builder: Adna Bates, Cohasset, Massachusetts




Displacement: 50 tons?

Cost: $1,600

Commissioned: 1793

Decommissioned: 1804

Disposition: Sold

Performance & Endurance:

Complement: 4 officers, 4 enlisted, 2 boys



This cutter was built to replace the first Massachusetts, which had proven to be too large for revenue service and was a "dull sailer."

The second Massachusetts was sold in June, 1804 for $900.


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.  Washington, DC: USGPO.

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).