Keel Laid: Unknown
Obtained: from Coast Survey on 31 May 1861
Disposition: Returned to Coast Survey on 22 November 1865
Armament: 1 32-pdr., 1 24-pdr. pivots (1861)
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.