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USRC John Sherman

Chase Class Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1866 by Peck and Masters Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Commissioned USRC John Sherman 1 May 1866
  • Decommissioned 21 October 1871
  • Sold 25 June 1872 at Cleveland, OH
  • Converted to a schooner in 1893 at Erie, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 500 t.
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 11'
  • Complement 40
  • Speed 13.2 kts.
  • Propulsion: One single walking-beam steam engine, side-wheeler.
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    John Sherman 64k

    John Sherman (May 10, 1823 October 22, 1900) was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to be the 32nd Secretary of the Treasury. He served from March 10, 1877 until March 3, 1881. Sherman was a politician from the U.S. state of Ohio during the American Civil War and into the late nineteenth century. A member of the Republican Party, he served in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He also served as Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State. Sherman sought the Republican presidential nomination three times, coming closest in 1888, but was never chosen by the party

    John Sherman 70k Photo from Historical Collections of the Great Lakes John Spivey

    Coast Guard History: The revenue cutter John Sherman, also known as simply Sherman, was commissioned on 1 May 1866 after being constructed in Cleveland, Ohio, for service on the Great Lakes. She patrolled the waters of the Great Lakes during the navigation season and was decommissioned and laid up during the winter months, usually from late-November until May.

    She was decommissioned on 21 October 1871 and was sold on 25 June 1872 and was converted for merchant service as a schooner in 1893.

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