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USS AGAMENTICUS



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Miantonomoh Class Monitor: Displacement: 3,400 tons. Dimensions: 258.5 x 53 x 13 feet/78.8 x 16.07 x 3.86 meters. Propulsion: HRCR engines (Agamenticus & Mondnock had Ericsson VL engines), 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 1,400 ihp, 9 knots (design), 6.5 knots actual in some ships. Crew: 150. Armor: Iron: 5 inch sides, 1.5 inch decks, 10 inch turrets. Armament: 2 dual turrets, each with 2x15 inch Dahlgren smoothbore.

Operational and Building Data: Built by Portsmouth Navy Yard. Laid down 1862, launched 19 March 1863, modified with addition of a hurricane deck prior to completion, commissioned 5 May 1864. Saw no combat during the Civil War. Decommissioned to reserve 30 September 1865. Renamed Terror on 15 June 1869. Recommissioned 27 May 1870; decommissioned to reserve 10 June 1872.
Fate: Transferred to William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA for scrapping, 1874, as partial payment for a new monitor of the same name.

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AGAMENTICUS 252k Agamenticus as she appeared shortly after her completion in 1865. The Miantonomoh's were the only Civil War monitors originally built with hurricane decks, with the possible exception of the Monitor Dictator. Text courtesy of"Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 20, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 47016.
AGAMENTICUS 103k Terror, renamed Agamenticus before 1869,photographed while laid up at the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1872-1874. Note the elevated pilothouse fitted atop her forward gun turret. The original print is mounted on a stereographic card. Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1981. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 92191.
AGAMENTICUS 110k Terror, renamed Agamenticus photograph looking aft from the bow, while she was laid up at the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1872-1874.Note anchors and anchor davits in the foreground, and the elevated pilothouse fitted atop her forward gun turret. The original print is mounted on a stereographic card. Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1981. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 92938.
AGAMENTICUS 1.22k PDF on the history of the monitor Agamenticus which appeared in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyad publication PERISCOPE, written by Arnold Putnam.PDF courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
(NISMF)376kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

USS AGAMENTICUS History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Monitor National Marine Santuary, NOAA.
Tour the Wreck of the Monitor.

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