On the alert: watchful.
Builder: William Webb & E., Curis, New York
Length: 56' (bp)
Beam: 18' 5"
Displacement: 50 tons
Disposition: Lost at sea, 1844
Armament: 1 x 4-pounder
The Vigilant entered service in 1843 but was lost in a hurricane off Key West in October, 1844. Canney notes that there is some question as to her "ownership" and some records indicate that she was "under an inspector" at the time of her loss.
Donald Canney, U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
U.S. Coast Guard. Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard, 1790-December 31, 1933. Washington, DC: GPO, 1934. Reprinted, 1989.