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USS ONEOTA


Canonicus Class Monitor: Displacement: 1,034 tons. Dimensions: 225 x 43.8 x 13.6 feet. Propulsion: Ericsson VL engines, 2 boilers, 320 hp, 1 shaft, 7 knots. Crew: 85. Armor: Iron: 3-5 inch sides, 1 inch deck, 11 inch turret. Armament: 1 dual turret with 2x15 inch Dahlgren smoothbore.

Operational and Building Data: Oneota, built by Alex Swift & Co and Niles Works, Cincinnati, OH. Contracted 10 September 1862, launched 21 May 1864, completed 10 June 1865. Never commissioned; placed in reserve immediately upon delivery. Sold to Alex Swift & Co. in 1868; resold to Peru on 2 April 1868 as Manco Capac. Engaged the Chilean (ex-Peruvian) ironclad Huascar once.
Fate: Scuttled 7 June 1880, apparently at Arica, Peru, to avoid capture by Chile.
As of November 2010 her hulk is about 1.6 nautical miles west of the mouth of the San Jose' River and over 50 feet deep. The hull is quite corroded and stuck in the mud; the bow is well preserved, but her turret and guns are totally destroyed.
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ONEOTA 33k The ex-Oneota as the Peruvian Manco Capac (foreground). Courtesy of es.geocities.com.
ONEOTA 66k The Peruvian Manco Capac with a multi-masted ship in the background. Courtesy of histarMarch com.ar. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 41k Remains of the Manco Capac, 1980. Courtesy of histarMarch com.ar. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 72k Artists rendition of the Manco Capac during the War of the Pacific, 1879. Courtesy of chileanpower2.blogspot.com. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 76k Artists rendition of the Manco Capac during the War of the Pacific, 1879. Courtesy of chileanpower2.blogspot.com. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 122k Artists rendition of the Manco Capac during the War of the Pacific, 1879. Courtesy of batallas.org. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 433k Artists rendition of the Manco Capac during the War of the Pacific, 1879. Courtesy of arica1880.com. Photo added 08/26/09.
ONEOTA 32k The Manco Capac, in South American waters, circa 1879. Courtesy of wikipedia.org.
(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.

There is currently no DANFS history for the USS ONEOTA.


(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
MORE OLD PERUVIAN SHIPS - PAGE 2 By Juan del Campo.

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