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* Later USS Granite City. ** Later USS Tonnage 1,173 tons D 974 tons B. Dimensions 236' (bp) x 35' x 9'6, 12' dpth Machinery Side wheels, inclined direct-acting engine (58 x 8'9) except Algonquin (48 x 10') 2 boilers. IHP 665, 13 knots, (Agawam, Pontoosuc, Portland Algonquin, Ascutney, Chenango, Morgan Chicopee, Tallapoosa Neptune Eutaw Vulcan, Iosco, Massasoit, Globe Mattabesett Allaire, Mendota, Metacomet, S.Brooklyn Mingoe, Wyalusing Pusey, Osceola, Sassacus, Atlantic Otsego, Fulton...

Confederate States Navy

10 Unarmored Steam Vessels 157 11 Area Defense Forces 167 14 Tenders 197 Appendix List of Shipbuilders 199 Bibliography 203 Index 205 As the drums of war sounded in North America in 1861, a great technological change was taking place in the realm of naval warfare. The introduction of the armored warship was only one aspect of this revolution at sea. Steam was well on its way to supplanting sail as the motive power for ships, and the first armored warships were already at sea. Larger and more...

Unarmored steam vessels

The first steam warships were driven by paddle wheels, but screw-propelled ships were much more efficient for naval purposes. In particular, the large paddle boxes interfered with the placement of the guns that were traditionally sited along the ship's broadside. Development of low-pressure and more powerful engines enabled propeller-driven ships to move faster. In addition, the engines could be placed below the waterline for better protection against enemy gunfire. The Navy built several...

Bibliography

Annual Reports of the Navy Department Journal of the Franklin Institute (1845-1865) Merchant Vessels of the United States (various from 1870) The Original American Lloyds Register of American and Foreign Shipping (1860 and 1868) Record of American and Foreign Shipping, American Bureau of Shipping (various from 1870) Bauer, K. Jack. Ships of the Navy 1775-1969. Troy, NY Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1969. Bennett, Frank M. The Steam Navy of the United States. Pittsburgh, PA Warren & Co.,...

Acquired Merchant Vessels Large Sidewheel Combatants Second And Third Rate

Ocean-going merchant vessels acquired as blockaders. __Name Builder Launched Acquired Comm. Name Builder Launched Acquired Comm. Pulaski New York, N.Y. 1854 1858 1858 Side wheels, crosshead engine (Peas) Note Wood steamer. Operated out of Fall River, Mass. until chartered 1858 for Paraguay Expedition purchased 1859. Service record Paraguay Expedition 1858-59. Brazil Station 1859-63. Decomm and sold at Montevideo, 22 Jan 1863. Later history Operated in River Plate until 1870. Note Wood steamer....

List of shipbuilders

Archibald Denny, Dumbarton, Scotland Aitken & Mansel, Greenock, Scotland G.B. Allen & Co., St. Louis, Mo. James Ash, Millwall, London, England Barclay Curle & Co., Whiteinch, Glasgow, Scotland Jacob Birely, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pa. Jacob Birely & John W. Lynn, Philadelphia, Pa. Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, Mass. Boston Locomotive Works, Boston, Mass. Caird & Co. Ltd., Greenock, Scotland Cobb & Fields, Jersey City, N.J. Columbus Navy Yard (CSN), Columbus, Ga....

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Service record Captured while building, 1865, and taken to Norfolk. Later history Merchant Alexander Oldham, 1865. Lost cause unknown 1873. Georgia Savannah, Ga. Mar 1862 May 1862 Jul 1862 Dimensions 250' x 60' Complement 200 Armament 4 to 9 guns Notes Ironclad floating battery. Also known as State of Georgia and Ladies' Ram. Service record Defense of Savannah 1863-64. Destroyed to prevent capture at Savannah, 21 Dec 1864. Halifax Halifax, N.C. 1865 never Notes Steamer. Converted from towboat....

Screw Frigates

Parafuso Naval

Dimensions 265' wl x 53'8 x 24'3 Machinery 1 screw, 2-cyl. horizontal back-acting condensing engine 68 x 3'6 , 4 boilers, IHP 2,065, 10 knots Atlantic Complement 228 Armament 4-100pdr MLR, 1-11 SB, 34-9 SB._ Notes Officially considered to be the rebuilt 74-gun ship-of-the-line of 1814, authorized 1853. Ship rig. Engines designed by Isherwood. Ordered 1863. Service record European Sqn 1867-71. N. Atlantic 1873. European Sqn 187476. Receiving Ship, Norfolk NYd...

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Gardner, East Boston, Mass. A. Mehaffy amp Co., Portsmouth, Va. Gatz McClune amp Co., St. Louis, Mo. Merrick amp Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. Merrick amp Towne, Philadelphia, Pa. Gildersleeve amp Sons Portland , East Haddam, Conn. William C. Miller, Liverpool, England E.G. amp W.H. Goodspeed, East Haddam, Conn. Moore amp Richardson, Cincinnati, Ohio George Greenman amp Co., Mystic, Conn. J.P. Morris amp Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Morris Towne amp Co., Philadelphia, Pa. James Murphy, New...

England Xnx Page

Murray amp Hazelhurst, Baltimore, Md. Hazelhurst amp Wiegard, Baltimore, Md. Hews amp Philips, Belfast, Ireland R. Napier amp Sons Ltd., Dalmuir, Glasgow, Scotland Robert Hickson amp Co., Belfast, Ireland Neafie amp Levy, Philadelphia, Pa. Neilson amp Co., Glasgow, Scotland Hillman amp Streaker, Philadelphia, Pa. J.M. Hood, Somerset, Mass. amp Bristol, R.I. John Hughes amp Co., Bayou St. John, La. A. amp J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland George W. Jackman, Jr., Newburyport, Mass. T.R. Oswald...

Mlr

Note Sometime slaver seized at Key West May 1861. Service record EGulfBS 1861-65. Sold 28 Jun 1865. Ships captured Belle, 15 Jul 1861 Ranger, 25 Mar 1863 Annie B, 17 Apr 1863. Later history Merchant Wanderer, 1865. Lost off Cape Maisi, Cuba, 21 Jan 1871. Later USS Velocity. Later USS Calhoun. ex-Memphis,ex-Camilla, ex-America Anaea