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Virginia, 1802


A state of the eastern United States on Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788.  Early colonizing attempts (15841587) by Sir Walter Raleigh failed, but in 1607 colonists dispatched by the London Company established the first permanent settlement at Jamestown (May 13).  Virginia was a prime force in the move for independence and was the site of Lord Cornwallis's surrender in 1781. 


TYPE/RIG/CLASS: 2 lateen sails

COMMISSIONED: 1802

DECOMMISSIONED: Sold 1807

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Sources:

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).


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