|USRC Massachusetts II (1793)|
A Revenue Marine cutter, possibly Massachusetts II
|Operator:||Revenue Cutter Service|
|Builder:||Adna Bates, Cohasset, Massachusetts|
|Fate:||Sold June 1804 for US$900|
|Class & type:||Sloop|
|Displacement:||less than 45 tons|
|Complement:||2 officers, 4 crewmen|
Massachusetts II was a small sloop operated by the Revenue-Marine used in the collection of customs duties.[Note 1] She was completed in June 1793 and replaced Massachusetts, one of the first ten cutters of the Revenue-Marine, when it was determined that the older ship was too large and slow to perform her assigned tasks. Massachusetts II was constructed by Adna Bates of Cohasset, Massachusetts for a cost of US$1,600. Her area of operation was along the Massachusetts coast as a smaller less expensive replacement to the original Massachusetts. When the original Massachusetts was sold at auction, the second and third mates were discharged and Massachusetts II was manned by two officers and four crewmen. Massachusetts II was sold in June 1804 for US$900.
- References used
- Canney, Donald L. (1995). U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790–1935. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. ISBN 978-1-55750-101-1.
- Evans, Stephen H. (1949). The United States Coast Guard 1790–1915: A Definitive History. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
- King (1989), Irving H. (1989). The Coast Guard Under Sail: The U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1789–1865. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. ISBN 978-0-87021-234-5.
- Massachusetts, 1793, — United States Coast Guard Historian's Office website
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