Built: Essington, PA
Machinery: Gasoline engine
Draft: 3' 4"
Displacement: 38 tons
Acquired: from US Navy on 3 May 1919
Disposition: Sold on 28 July 1922
Armament: 1 gun
Vidette had been privately owned as Howarda and was designated SP-144 during naval service in World War I. She was first at Key West, FL and then at Miami, FL (1 January 1929).
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.