Varina, 1861

Builder: Unknown

Cost:  Unknown

Rig: Schooner

Length: Unknown

Beam: Unknown

Draft: Unknown

Displacement: Unknown

Keel Laid: Unknown

Launched: Unknown

Obtained: from Coast Survey on 31 May 1861

Disposition: Returned to Coast Survey on 22 November 1865

Complement: 45

Armament: 1 32-pdr., 1 24-pdr. pivots (1861)

Cutter History:

Described as "flat-bottomed" and able to carry enough water for twenty-five days, Varina was transferred on 9 September 1861 from the Coast Survey for duty in New Bedford, MA. One year later she was re-assigned to Perth Amboy, NJ. She was sent to Philadelphia, PA in June 1863 and returned to the Coast Survey after the war. She was sunk 18 January 1870.


Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

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