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Revenue Cutter Photo Archive



  • The first Jefferson was purchased in 1802 for the Revenue Service
  • Placed under Navy control at the beginning of the War of 1812
  • Sold in 1817
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 433 t.
  • Length 127'
  • Beam 21' 6"
  • Draft 14' 4"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Small arms
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 430ihp triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Jefferson 718k Photo caption: "The revenue cutter Thomas Jefferson captures British barges and crews during the War of 1812. By the end of that war, the Revenue Cutter Service had already been in existence for more than two decades."
    Photo from the U.S. Coast Guard collection
    Tommy Trampp

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