Vigilantly attentive; watchful.
Builder: Davis Blackburn Company, NY
Beam: 15' 7"
Draft: 2' 9"
Displacement: 10 tons
Performance & Endurance:
Alert was was a small centerboard sloop that entered service in 1877. Her first commanding officer was Revenue Second Lieutenant W. C. De Hart, who reported aboard on 21 March 1877. She was assigned to life-saving duty at Tom's River, NJ. She was ordered to be transferred to Elizabeth City, NC on 6 October 1884 and was decommissioned and sold in 1896.
Cutter History File, Coast Guard Historian's Office, USCG HQ
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).