A device that receives a signal or stimulus and responds to it in a distinctive manner.
TYPE/RIG/CLASS: Topsail Schooner/Search Class
DECOMMISSIONED: Sold 1825
DISPLACEMENT: 65 30/98 (CH)
DRAFT: 6’8½" (10’½" Draft)
Detector, one of two cutters of the Search-class (the other being Search), were 60-foot topsail schooners built by Clarke Cooke & Charles Gyles of Newport, Rhode Island. They were built at a total cost of $12,500. Though possibly based on Doughty's designs, contemporary dimensions of the Search show her nearly two feet wider and over 10 tons larger. These dimensions would be more appropriate for cutters in northern waters.
Detector was the first cutter to be stationed at Portland, Maine. She remained in service until 1825 and was then sold.
Cutter History File, Coast Guard Historian's Office
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).