USS Jefferson III

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The third Jefferson, a schooner built for the United States Revenue Cutter Service in 1833, was placed under orders of the Secretary of the Navy 6 January 1836 for service against the Seminole Indians in Florida, Captain John Jackson, USRCS in command. She sailed from Charleston 19 February and arrived Pensacola 30 April. From that time until 18 October 1837 she was active in the Gulf of Mexico visiting ports on the coast of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Mexico. From time to time her duties took her to the West Indies. Returning to the Treasury Department 18 October, Jefferson resumed her duties as a revenue cutter at Mobile, Ala. Her name was changed to Crawford in April 1839. As Crawford she was lost at Gardiner's Point, Long Island Sound, 15 December 1847.