Cutters and Boats

The Revenue Cutter Service classified all of its vessels US Revenue Cutters (USRC) They were divided into classes with the largest cutters referred to as Cutters of the First Class There were Cutters of the Second Class and Cutters of the Third Class The smallest vessels were Launches The Lighhthouse Service classified all of its …


From 1916 to 1962 the Coast Guard followed the US Navy classification scheme for aircraft – This system is well documented elsewhere. After 1962, DoD went with a joint classification system and all classifications were changed to reflect this – This system is still in effect and is well documented elsewhere.