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USCGC Levi Woodbury
ex-USRC Levi Woodbury
ex-USRC Mahoning

Woodbury served the Revenue Cutter Service, U. S. Navy and the Coast Guard

Patuxent Class Revenue Cutter:

  • The second Woodbury was built in 1863 as Mahoning by J. W. Lynn and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
  • Commissioned USRC Mahoning 18 July 1864
  • Renamed Levi Woodbury 5 June 1873
  • Acquired by the Navy in April 1898 and known simply as Woodbury
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 17 August 1898
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1915 at Portland, ME
  • Sold 10 August 1915 to Thomas Butler and Co of Boston, MA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 138'
  • Beam 26' 6"
  • Draft 11'
  • Complement 41
  • Armament: One 30 pound Parrott rifle and five 24 pound howitzers
  • Propulsion: One 2-ocillating cylinders steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Woodbury 215k Levi Woodbury, after 1873 when she was rebuilt as a screw steamer
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from "Warships of the Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone
    Robert Hurst
    Woodbury 63k Underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 30 April 1898. This image shows Woodbury outfitted for naval service during the Spanish-American War
    Photo from Coast Guard History website
    Woodbury 47k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Woodbury 84k Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War I" by P. H. Silverstone

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