USRC Naugatuck; no caption; engraving appeared in Harper's Weekly; date/engraver unknown
Probably the most unique cutter to have sailed under the Revenue Service ensign, Naugatuck, also known as the E.A. Stevens, was a gun battery that could partially submerge for protection. She displaced 120 tons, was steam-driven, and mounted a 100-pounder Parrott rifle and two 12-pounders. She was originally built in 1844 and entered Revenue service in 1862, apparently as something of a gift by her builder who hoped to generate interest in his novel design. She took part in the famous battle between the CSS Virginia and USS Monitor in Hampton Roads and in the attack on Drewry's Bluff, VA, in 1862. She also served as a guard vessel in New York Harbor later in the war. She was removed from service in 1872.

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