Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Rig Tug

Dimensions and Tonnage

Gross Tonnage 80.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt for U.S. Navy as guard ship, 1864 (145 x 22.25 x 9; 192 displaced). Rebuilt as revenue cutter, 1865 (196 tons). Tonnage change by 1876 (151 tons). Enrolled measures, Buffalo, NY, November 25, 1891 (128.66 x 23 x 10.25; 214 gross - 152 net). Readmeasured, 1894 (128.66 x 23 x 16.58; 332 gross - 267 net).
History First enrolled at Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 1864.Commissioned by U.S. Navy on July 14, 1864 and served as guard boat off Fort Delaware, Pea Patch, Island, DE. On August 13, 1864, with tug ASTER and brig YANTIC, chased CSS TALLAHASSEE as far north as Nantucket Island, returning to Philadelphia on August 19, 1864. On March 13, 1865, assigned to patrol duty with Potomac Flotilla, St. Indigoes, MD. On July 30, 1865, towed by ferry boat WYANDANK to Norfolk, VA, with naval hospital patients. Decommissioned on August 12, 1865, and sold to Treasury Dept. on September 18, 1865. In 1874, stationed at Newport, RI; by 1876 stationed at Charlestown, SC; by 1880-81, being repaired at Baltimore, MD. In 1884, assigned to Oswego, NY.
First enrolled at Buffalo, NY, November 25, 1891, having been sold out of service on October 4, 1891. Enrollment transferred to Belfast, ME, on May 23, 1892; various home ports -- Boston, MA; Eastport, ME; New York, NY, followed.
Disposition Foundered off Cape Cod, MA, November 27, 1898, with crew of 18 lost. Vessel bound from New York for Rockland, ME, with general cargo.

Build Information

Place Built Philadelphia, PA
Date Built 1864-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
MOCCASIN1864-00-001881-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
BIBB, GEORGE M.1881-00-001891-00-00U.S.U.S.R.C.S

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
S. & J.M. Flanagan1864-00-001864-00-00U.S.
U.S. Navy1864-00-001865-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
U.S. Treasury Dept.1865-00-001891-00-00U.S.U.S.R.C.S
George H. Kimball1891-00-001898-00-00U.S.150559
Manhattan Steamship Co.1898-00-001898-00-00U.S.150559