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Vigilant, 1910


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Builder: Pioneer Boat & Pattern Company, Bay City, Michigan

Length: 45'

Beam: 11' 7"

Draft: 3' 6"

Displacement: 75 tons

Cost: ?

Launched: ?

Commissioned:  1910 (purchased)

Decommissioned: 1940

Disposition: ?

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Performance: 8 knots maximum

Complement: 6

Armament: ?


The Vigilant was a harbor launch that served at the Sault Sainte Marie locks.  She was purchased for the Service in 1910.  She was redesignated as AB-17 on 6 November 1923.


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.  Washington, DC: USGPO.

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).


Last Modified 1/12/2016