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USRC Gallatin (1871)
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USRC Gallatin
Career (United States) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USRC Gallatin
Namesake: Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1761–1849)
Builder: David Bell Co., Buffalo, New York
Launched: 1871
Commissioned: 1874
Fate: Foundered 6 January 1892
General characteristics
Class & type: Gallatin class
Type: topsail schooner
Displacement: 250 tons
Length: 137 ft 0 in (41.76 m)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Draft: 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
Depth: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Propulsion: Horizontal, direct-acting steam engine with Fowler steering propeller; Fowler propeller (1871); 34" diameter x 30" stroke, single boiler (1874)
Sail plan: Topsail schooner
Complement: 7 officers, 33 enlisted
Armament: 1 x 6-pounder gun

USRC Gallatin, was a Gallatin Class cutter of the United States Revenue Cutter Service in commission from 1874 to 1892. She was the fourth ship of the United States Revenue Cutter Service to bear the name, and was also known as Albert Gallatin.

Gallatin was laid down by David Bell Co. at Buffalo, New York, in 1871 and commissioned in 1874. She was equipped with a Fowler steering propeller, which was a six-bladed screw with a separate engine for steering and reversing, but it proved to be uneconomical; both the machinery and propeller were replaced in 1874.

Gallatin was stationed at Boston, Massachusetts She cruised from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Holmes Hole, Massachusetts. She sank off Cape Ann on 6 January 1892.

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