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Rescue, 1867

Recovery or preservation from loss or danger.

Builder: Bierly, Hillman and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Length: 92'

Beam: 20'

Draft: 7'

Displacement: 120 tons

Cost: $16,450

Commissioned: 1867

Decommissioned: 1874

Disposition: Sold

Rig: Schooner

Machinery: N/A

Performance & Endurance:



Armament: 1 gun


The Rescue was one of two 120-ton 92-foot schooners built for the Service by Bierly, Hillman and Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the other being the Relief.  They were among the last strictly sail-powered cutters built for the Service.

Rescue was stationed at Fernandia, Florida.  She was sold on 23 June 1874.


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).

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