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South Carolina, 1816


A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean.  It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788.  First visited by Spanish explorers in the early 1500s, the region was granted by Charles II of England to eight of his principal supporters in 1663.  The territory was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union (1860), thus precipitating the Civil War.  Columbia is the capital.


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The cutter was built at Baltimore, Maryland and entered service in either 1815 or 1816.  No further record of her history is available.


Sources:

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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