After the American Revolutionary War, the United States was financially struggling. A national income was needed, so it was determined that import tariffs could provide a great deal of income. The Revenue- Marine was created on August 4, 1790, by the United States Congress. This was to enforce tariff laws against rampant smuggling. It was later renamed Revenue Cutter Service in 1894.
Under this legislation the “System of Cutters” ten vessels were ordered and constructed. They patrolled the East Coast from Georgia to New Hampshire. From 1790 to 1798 the Revenue-Marine was the only armed maritime service of the United States. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed Coast Guard Act. This Service merged with the US Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Life-Saving Service to form the United State Coast Guard.
A cutter is a small or medium-sized boat or sailing ship built for speed with a shallow draught. Most cutters have only one mast located more centrally on the ship. Some larger cutters had two or three masts. Nowadays, any naval ship built for speed and agility is called a cutter.
BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. has been in continuous operation for many years. The company was founded in 1905 by a U.S. Navy Department architect and head of the Navy’s model shop in Washington, DC. They are the oldest ship modeling company in the U.S. They specialize in the design and manufacture of wooden model kits and model ship fittings. All work is performed by their craftsmen and is not outsourced.
This is an entry level model.