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USRC Manhattan (1873)
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Name: USRC Manhattan, USCGC Manhattan (after 1915)
Namesake: Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York
Builder: Charles Weidener; Chester, Pennsylvania
Completed: 1873
Decommissioned: 19 December 1917
Renamed: Arundel after decommissioning
Reclassified: station vessel at Baltimore, Maryland
General characteristics
Type: Harbor tug
Displacement: 147 tons
Length: 102'
Beam: 20' 5"
Draft: 8' 6"
Depth: 11'
Propulsion: Compound-expansion steam, 19.5" and 30" diameter x 26" stroke
Complement: 2 officers, 14 enlisted
Armament: 1 gun, unknown caliber

USRC Manhattan was an iron-hulled harbor tug that served as a Revenue Cutter and was originally assigned to New York City harbor and Long Island Sound, but in 1875 she was moved to the Great Lakes with stations at Ogdensburg and Oswego, New York. After 1885 she was advertised for sale but was withdrawn and reassigned to the Hudson River and Long Island Sound. After decommissioning in 1917, she was moved to Baltimore, Maryland and renamed Arundel because a new Manhattan was being built. Although no longer in commission, she served as a station vessel until sold in 1927.


U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935, Donald L. Canney, Naval Institute Press, 1995

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