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Revenue Cutter Photo Archive
Revenue Cutter:Built in 1871 by Dialogue and Wood, Camden, NJCommissioned U.S. Revenue-Marine Colfax 4 November 1871Rebuilt in 1878 by Pusey and Jones , Wilmington, DEPlaced in commission 15 February 1879Transferred to the Navy 27 April 1879Returned to custody of the Revenue Cutter Service 1 June 1897Decommissioned 1 September 1899Transferred to the Navy again 11 April 1917Struck from the Navy Register and returned to the Coast Guard 28 August 1919Assigned as station ship 1 January 1923 at the Coast Guard Depot South Baltimore, MD and placed out of commissionSold 16 September 1924 to Charles A. Jording of Baltimore, MDFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 250 t.Length 140'Beam 25'Draft 8'Complement 40Speed 10 kts.Armament: Three gunsPropulsion: One 22" diameter x 20" stroke, 800hp steam engine, side-wheel steamer.
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Schuyler Colfax Jr. (March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th vice president of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869. Originally a Whig and later a Republican, he was the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district from 1855 to 1869.
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Coast Guard History:
Colfax, an iron-framed side-wheel steamer, cost the Revenue Service $60,500. She was first stationed at Baltimore, MD. Her cruising grounds were then extended to Savannah, GA. She underwent major repairs at Wilmington, DE in 1878 and was subsequently assigned to Wilmington, NC.
She moved to Charleston, SC in 1896. She served as a VIP barge for President McKinley off Brunswick, GA in 1899 and became a station ship at Baltimore after her decommissioning.
|01||CAPT A. B. Davis, RMS||17 November 1871 - 24 August 1872|
|02||CAPT Charles T. Chase, RMS||24 August 1872 - 30 August 1872|
|03||CAPT George W. Moore, RMS||30 August 1872 - 31 March 1873|
|04||CAPT H. P. Hamlin, RMS||31 March 1873 - 28 May 1874|
|05||CAPT Samuel S. Warner, RMS||28 May 1874 - 23 May 1876|
|06||CAPT Charles T. Chase, RMS||23 May 1876 - 29 May 1876 (Orders revoked)|
|07||CAPT Joseph Irish, RMS||14 June 1876 - 19 February 1877|
|08||CAPT Frank Barr, RMS||19 February 1877 - 17 February 1880|
|09||CAPT E. Gabrielson, RMS||6 May 1880 - 16 June 1883|
|10||CAPT L. N. Stodder, RMS||16 June 1883 - 5 May 1886|
|11||CAPT J. C. Mitchell, RMS||13 May 1886 - 30 September 1886|
|12||CAPT J. B. Moore, RMS||19 November 1886 - 21 April 1890|
|13||CAPT E. L. Deane, RMS||21 April 1890|
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