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USRC Alabama (1819)
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Name: USRC Alabama
Builder: Christian Bergh, New York
Cost: $4500 (USD)
Completed: June 1819
Homeport: Mobile, Alabama
Fate: Sold 6 August 1833
General characteristics
Class & type: Alabama Class
Type: Topsail schooner
Displacement: 56 tons
Length: 52 ft 0 in (15.85 m) (Keel)
Beam: 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
Draft: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Armament: 1 gun on pivot

USRC Alabama, was a wood hull topsail schooner designed by William Doughty that served in the United States Revenue Cutter Service from 1819 to 1833. Although her homeport was Mobile, Alabama, she was stationed temporarily with her sister ship, the USRC Louisiana. The two cutters were successful in the capture of the pirate vessel Bravo after a firefight on 31 August 1819. The Alabama was active in the Caribbean suppressing piracy and slave trade. In 1833 she was ordered to New York, but failed to make the trip and was sold in August 1833.

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