Civil War Navies, 1855-1883 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series) - download pdf or read online

By Paul Silverstone

Civil War Navies 1855-1883 is the second one within the five-volume US military Warships encyclopedia set. This beneficial reference lists the ships of the U.S. army and accomplice army throughout the Civil struggle and the years instantly following - an important interval within the evolution of warships, using steam propulsion, and the advance of ordnance. Civil War Navies offers a wealth and diversity of fabric no longer present in different books at the topic and should retailer the reader the trouble had to tune down info in a number of assets. each one ship's dimension and time and position of building are indexed, in addition to details of naval provider. the writer offers old 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 army, names utilized in different companies, and its final destiny. a hundred and forty photos, together with one of many accomplice cruiser Alabama lately exposed through the writer extra give a contribution to this essential quantity. This definitive list of Civil battle ships updates the author's prior paintings and may discover a lasting position between naval reference works.

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GulfBS May 1861. , 12 Oct 1861. EGulfBS 1862. SAtlBS Sep 1862. Joint expedition to St. , 21–23 Oct 1862. Dispatch vessel. , 2–22 Feb–16 Apr 1864. , 3 Jun 1864 and taken into service. Ships captured: Cornucopia, 13 Nov 1861; William Mallory, 5 Mar 1862. 8/14/06 5:57:54 AM Unarmored Steam Vessels 15 Screw Frigates Franklin Name Builder Laid Down Launched Comm. May 1854 17 Sep 1864 3 Jun 1867 Franklin Portsmouth NYd Tonnage 5,170 tons D; 3,173 tons B. Dimensions 265′ (wl) × 53′8″ × 24′3″ Machinery 1 screw, 2-cyl.

Had double bottom and collision bulkheads. The longest wooden ship ever built. Not accepted by the Navy and returned to builder, Sep 1866. Purchased by France to prevent Prussia buying the vessel. Later history: Sold to France, Jul 1867. Renamed Rochambeau. Rebuilt and rearmed 1867. BU 1874. 19: The ironclad Dunderberg in service in the French Navy as Rochambeau. This view looking forward shows the casemate pierced with gunports. Y. (Underhill) Keel Laid Launched Tonnage 677 tons B. Dimensions 159′6″ (oa) × 36′ × 9′3″ Machinery 2 screws, 1 4-cyl.

Hastily built, they wore out quickly. A series of new vessels was ordered toward the end of the war that sought to utilize the lessons learned during the war. Unfortunately, most of these were built with unseasoned timber, and the hulls deteriorated very quickly. These included the swift cruisers of the Ammonoosuc class, the frigates of the Java class, and the sloops of the Contoocook and Algoma classes. Only a few were actually completed, and all soon disappeared from the Navy List. Of the cruisers designed for high speed, the Wampanoag attained a sustained speed of 17 knots on her trials, a speed unequalled by steam vessels until that time.

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