Tag: E.A. Stevens

The Long Blue Line: Gunboat Cutter E.A. Stevens—the Revenue Cutter Service’s experiment in modern naval technology (Part 1 of 2)

During an era when vessels were transitioning from wood and sails to iron and steam, the Coast Guard’s predecessor service, the Revenue Cutter Service, experimented with a new kind of technology to fight in the American Civil War – a semi-submersible gunboat.