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Vinces, 1931


A former name retained.


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.


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).


Last Modified 11/17/2014