By Paul Silverstone
Civil War Navies 1855-1883 is the second one within the five-volume US military Warships encyclopedia set. This worthwhile reference lists the ships of the U.S. military and accomplice military throughout the Civil warfare and the years instantly following - an important interval within the evolution of warships, using steam propulsion, and the improvement of ordnance. Civil War Navies presents a wealth and diversity of fabric no longer present in different books at the topic and should shop the reader the hassle had to song down details in a number of assets. every one ship's dimension and time and position of development are indexed, besides details of naval provider. the writer presents historic information that come with activities fought, harm sustained, prizes taken, ships sunk, and dates out and in of fee, in addition to information regarding whilst the send left the military, names utilized in different companies, and its final destiny. a hundred and forty images, together with one of many accomplice cruiser Alabama lately exposed through the writer additional give a contribution to this fundamental quantity. This definitive list of Civil struggle ships updates the author's earlier paintings and should discover a lasting position between naval reference works.
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Renamed Canonicus, 10 Aug 1869. Atlantic coast cruises, 1872–77. Decomm 1877. † Ship captured: str Deer, 18 Feb 1865. Catawba: No active service. Sold to Peru, 2 Apr 1868. 10: The monitor Canonicus with a schooner alongside. This class was more heavily armed than the Passaic class. Notice the stripe on the turret; monitors had markings of different colors to distinguish them. S. Naval Historical Center) Later history: Peruvian Atahualpa. Scuttled at Callao to prevent capture by Chile, 16 Jan 1880.
This class was more heavily armed than the Passaic class. Notice the stripe on the turret; monitors had markings of different colors to distinguish them. S. Naval Historical Center) Later history: Peruvian Atahualpa. Scuttled at Callao to prevent capture by Chile, 16 Jan 1880. Refloated and hulked. BU 1900s. Mahopac: SAtlBS 1864–65. , 5–6 Dec 1864. , 24–25 Dec 1864. Second attack on Fort Fisher, 13–15 Jan 1865. Advance on Richmond, Apr 1865. Decomm Jun 1865. Recomm 1866–72. Renamed Castor, 15 Jun 1869.
Unsuccessful attack on Ft. , 24–25 Dec 1864. Second attack on Ft. Fisher, 13–15 Jan 1865. S. American stn 1865–67. Europe 1871–73. N. Atlantic 1874. S. America 1875 and 1881–84. E. Spearing, 29 May 1861; Pilgrim, 7 Jun 1861; Nahum Stetson, 20 Jun 1861; Macao, 5 Sep 1861; str Magnolia, 19 Feb 1862; Blazer, 27 May 1863; Kate, 28 May 1863; *Victoria & Star, 30 May 1863. Name Builder Laid Down Launched Comm. 1858 26 Jan 1860 Oct 1860 Richmond Norfolk NYd Tonnage 2,700 tons D; 1,929 tons B. Dimensions 225′ (bp) × 42′6″ × 17′5″ Machinery 1 screw, 2-cyl.