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USCGC Morrill

Call sign (Early 1919):
George - Vice - Dog - Nan

Call sign (Late 1919):
Nan - Rush - Cast

ex-USRC Morrill

Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1889 by the Pusey and Jones Corp., Wilmington, DE
  • Commissioned USRC Morrill 10 October 1889
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 April 1898
  • Returned to the Revenue Cutter Service 17 August 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy again 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Coast Guard 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 19 October 1928 at Boston, MA, sold to the Deepwater Fishing and Exploration Corp., (Antonio De Domenico) of New York City, NY and renamedEvangeline
  • Scrapped in 1933.


  • Displacement 288 t.
    1919 - 420 t.
  • Length 145' 3"
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 9' 6"
  • Complement 38
    1919 - 57
  • Speed 13.2 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount, two 6-pounders and three machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Babcock and Wilcox boiler, one 350hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    USRC Morrill
    Lot M. Morrill 71k

    Lot Myrick Morrill (May 3, 1813 January 10, 1883) was an American statesman who served as the 28th Governor of Maine, in the United States Senate, and as Secretary of the Treasury appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant. Morrill was an accomplished politician serving in several elected and appointed offices throughout his lifetime. Morrill, as Secretary of Treasury, was devoted to hard currency rather than paper money and dedicated himself to serve the public good rather than party interests. Morrill was popularly received as Treasury Secretary by the American press and Wall Street, and was known for his financial and political integrity. Morrill was President Grant's fourth and last Secretary of the Treasury.

    Morrill 123k Original photo: Photographed by the Detroit Photographic Co.
    Library of Congress photo 4a05560r

    Replacement photo: Photographed by the Detroit Photographic Co.
    Library of Congress photo No. LC-D4-9016
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    Morrill 70k Library of Congress photo LC-D4-34826 Mike Green
    Manning 102k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 22 April 1898
    National Archives photo 19-N-19-21-10 from the Bureau of Ships Collection
    Robert Hurst
    Morrill 14k The U.S. Revenue Cutter Morrill and the judge's yacht Pathfinder 'standing guard at the first turn' at the 1901 Canada's Cup
    Library of Congress photo LC-D4-9007 from the Detroit Photographic Co.
    Mike Green
    Morrill 196k c. 1907
    Detroit Publishing Co. photo 022466 from the Library of Congress
    Bill Gonyo
    USCGC Morrill
    Morrill 74k Photo from the 1924 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT(T) George E. Wilcox, USCGNovember 1917 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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