revenue cutter


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revenue cutter

n
(Nautical Terms) a small lightly armed boat used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers
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It was painted black, and from the talk of the hunters of their poaching exploits I recognized it as a United States revenue cutter.
He had been a member of the crew of the smuggling schooner Halcyon when she was captured by a revenue cutter.
That night a German fleet made a dash on Honolulu, sinking three American cruisers and a revenue cutter, and bombarding the city.
They sent their revenue cutters and dispatch boots and lighthouse tenders, and they sent their last antiquated cruisers and battleships.
Synopsis: On a rugged frontier where the ocean was king, most laws came from those who ruled the sea--and few ships policed the western Arctic like the revenue cutter Bear.
28, 1915, the United States Coast Guard was created as President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service.
Revenue Cutter Service) to enforce the Nation's customs laws.
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, Healy arrested lawbreakers, helped to deter smuggling, rescued sailors in distress, helped to improve the lives of indigenous populations, prevented the wholesale slaughter of marine wildlife, and explored unknown waters and lands.
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.