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Vinces, 1931

CG-821


A former name retained.


History:

The Vinces was a three-masted 93-foot British auxiliary schooner that was seized as a rum-runner in March of 1927 by the cutter Mascoutin some 15 miles from the South Carolina shoreline.  A lengthy court battle ensued and she was taken into Coast Guard service on 23 July 1931 at the Coast Guard Depot in Curtis Bay, Maryland.

Sources:

Cutter History File.  USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.

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).


 

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