revenue cutter


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revenue cutter

[′rev·ə‚nü ‚kəd·ər]
(naval architecture)
A ship used by the government mainly for enforcement of revenue laws and prevention of smuggling.
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Critique: An impressive work of original and collaborative research, "Steaming to the North: The First Summer Cruise of the US Revenue Cutter Bear, Alaska and Chukotka, Siberia, 1886" by Katherine C.
Hanna (1920), who noted that crew from the Revenue Cutter Corwin killed 16 polar bears there sometime in the 1890s.
In 1772 for instance, when the British Revenue Cutter Gaspee grounded near Providence, several longboats of Rhode Islanders, led by Abraham Whipple, burned it during the night.
Revenue Cutter Service (a precursor to today's Coast Guard).
Healy (1839-1904) traces his life and career in the US Revenue Cutter Service, from his childhood, when his parents sent him north to escape slavery, to passing for white and becoming a sailor.
A painting called A Revenue Cutter on the Clyde by Robert Salmon (1826) shows a cutter approaching a newly-arrived vessel to check for diseases.
The Revenue Cutter Service, the forebearer of today's Coast, was created by one of the first acts of Congress on August 4, 1790.
The service, and Kimball, continue on until 1915, when President Woodrow Wilson signs into law the "Act to Create the Coast Guard," merging the service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
Sailing Navy has chapters for the Continental and state navies, and also the Revenue Cutter Service and Texas Navy, as well as the U.S.
But its antecedents date to 1790, when the Coast Guard's predecessor - the Revenue Cutter Service - was granted equally broad authority to board vessels at sea.
This 145-foot topsail schooner is a replica of an 1848 revenue cutter and one of the biggest wooden sailing ships on the West Coast.