By Paul Silverstone
Civil War Navies 1855-1883 is the second one within the five-volume US army Warships encyclopedia set. This important reference lists the ships of the U.S. military and accomplice army in the course of the Civil warfare and the years instantly following - an important interval within the evolution of warships, using steam propulsion, and the advance of ordnance. Civil War Navies presents a wealth and diversity of fabric now not present in different books at the topic and may keep the reader the trouble had to music down info in a number of assets. each one ship's measurement and time and position of development are indexed, in addition to details of naval carrier. the writer offers historic info that come with activities fought, harm sustained, prizes taken, ships sunk, and dates out and in of fee, in addition to information regarding while the send left the army, names utilized in different providers, and its final destiny. a hundred and forty images, together with one of many accomplice cruiser Alabama lately exposed by way of the writer extra give a contribution to this integral quantity. This definitive checklist of Civil warfare ships updates the author's earlier paintings and may discover a lasting position between naval reference works.
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An enlarged Lancaster. Wood hull. Ship rig with single funnel. 5-foot ram fitted to bow. First warship fitted with electric lighting 1883. Service record: European Stn 1877–81. † ex-Minnetonka (15 May 1869) Guerriere Boston NYd 1864 Illinois Portsmouth NYd 1864 never never Java Brooklyn NYd 1864 never never New York Brooklyn NYd 1864 never never ex-Ontario (15 May 1869) Pennsylvania Boston NYd 1864 never never ex-Kewaydin (15 May 1869) Piscataqua Portsmouth NYd Tonnage 3,954 tons D. 3,177 tons B.
D. Clark, 8 Apr 1863. Name Builder Laid Down Launched Comm. Y. (Westervelt) Tonnage 2,532 tons D; 2,070 tons B. Service record: Rejected by the Navy, 25 May 1866. Converted to full-rigged sailing ship, comm 3 Oct 1867. Storeship for Asiatic Sqn. Dismasted and severely damaged in typhoon off Yokohama, 21 Sep 1869. Hulk sold at Yokohama 1874. Chattanooga Name Builder Laid Down 1863 Launched Comm. Chattanooga Philadelphia, Pa. (Cramp) 13 Oct 1864 16 May 1866 Tonnage 3,043 tons D. Dimensions 315′ (dk) × 46′ × 20′6″ Machinery 1 screw, 2-cyl.
Fisher, 13–15 Jan 1865. Decomm 14 Jan 1868. Sold 27 Sep 1883 and BU. Ships captured: Prince Alfred, 9 Sep 1861; Argonaut, 13 Sep 1861; San Juan, 28 Sep 1861, Baltimore, 29 Sep 1861; Coquette, 3 Apr 1862, Princeton, 11 Jun 1862, str Ann, 29 Jun 1862; Alabama, 18 Apr 1863. Later USS Fox. indb 14 14 Feb 1850 30 Aug 1851 Service record: Paraguay Expedition 1858-59. Antislave trade patrol off Florida 1859 until stranded near Pensacola. While undergoing refit, captured by Confederates at Pensacola NYd, 12 Jan 1861, and destroyed by them, 10 May 1862.