Type/Rig/Class: Search-Class Steam Launch, lugger rig
Builder: ?, New York
Dates of Service: 1869 - 1896
Displacement: 11 tons
Machinery: Vertical, direct-acting steam engine; 7 knots maximum speed
Complement: 1 officer, 4 enlisted
The Search was one of two 11-ton, iron-hulled steam launches acquired in 1869, the other being Discover. The Search was initially assigned to duty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was transferred to Baltimore, Maryland in 1877. She was sold in 1896.
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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).