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USRC Active (1867)

|Ship image= |Ship caption= |module=<tr> <th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career (U.S.)</th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1867)</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> USRC Active</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> In action; moving; causing action or change</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builder:</td><td> J.W. Lynn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Cost:</td><td> US$18,500[1]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Completed:</td><td> 1867</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Commissioned:</td><td> 1867</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Homeport:</td><td> New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19 June 1867–7 April 1875[2]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Sold 13 May 1875 at Staten Island, New York for US$5,508.50[2]</td></tr> |module2=<tr> <th colspan="2" height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">General characteristics </th></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Class & type:</td><td> Active-class schooner</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Displacement:</td><td> 120 tons</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Length:</td><td> 90 ft (27 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Beam:</td><td> 19 ft (5.8 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Draft:</td><td> 7 ft 10 in (2.39 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Sail plan:</td><td> schooner</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Armament:</td><td> 1 gun</td></tr>


USRC Active, was a revenue cutter of the United States Revenue Cutter Service in commission from 1867 to 1875.[1] She was the fifth Revenue Cutter Service ship to bear the name.[3]


Built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by J.W. Lynn, Active was commissioned in 1867 and served her entire career homeported at New Bedford, Massachusetts.[2] She was the lead ship of the Active-class of six revenue schooners built at three different yards.[1][Note 1] Active and her sister ship Resolute, also built by Lynn, were among the last strictly sail-powered cutters built for the Revenue Service.[3]


  1. Colton claims that the Active-class consisted of only two ships, Active and Resolute, both constructed at the Lynn shipyard. The other four cutters that Canney claims are in the Active-class were built in different yards and had different dimensions than the cutters built at the Lynn shipyard. USRC Relief and USRC Rescue were constructed by Biery & Hillman of Philadelphia and had a over all length of 92 ft (28 m); USRC Petrel and USRC Racer were built by W.H. Hawthorn of Williamsburg, New York and had an over all length of 85 ft (26 m).[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Canney, p 38
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record of Movements, p 127
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Active, 1867", U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft Index, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
  4. Colton, Tim; "Revenue Cutters Built in the 18th and 19th Centuries", Shipbuilding History, website
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