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USS WYANDOTTE


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: Built by Miles Greenwood at John Litherbury, Cincinnati, OH. Contracted 15 September 1862, laid down 28 September 1862, launched 22 December 1864, completed December 1865, delivered 15 February 1866. Not commissioned; placed in reserve immediately upon delivery. Renamed Vesuvius, 15 June 1869, then Wyandotte,10 August 1869. Overhauled by John Roach, Chester, PA, 1873-1874. Commissioned 24 January 1876. Operated with the fleet until 1879, then served as station ship at Washington, DC. Decommissioned to reserve 1885. Loaned to the Connecticut state militia 1896. Returned to the Navy and recommissioned for Spanish American War service 30 April 1898; decommissioned 20 September 1898.
Fate: Sold for scrapping 17 January 1899.
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WYANDOTTE 45k Civil War era lithograph, depicting the Tippecanoe as originally constructed. She was renamed Wyandotte in 1869 and saw all of her active service under that name. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1738.
LEAGUE ISLAND4.33kTHE GALLANT MONITORS AT THE LEAGUE ISLAND NAVY YARDImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 22 April 1898, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 02/08/12.
Monitors564kUNCLE SAM'S FLEET OF MONITORS.
In case of war with Spain, the monitor fleet would be of great value to Uncle Sam as coast defenders. Monitors are poor seagoing ships, but are text effective in the defense of seaboard cities.
First row: Wyandotte & Passaic, second row: Nantucket, Amphitrite (BM-2) & Miantonomah (BM-5); third row; Ajax.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 22 April 1898, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
WYANDOTTE 37k Wash Day on the Wyandotte. From the Collections of The Mariners' Museum.
WYANDOTTE 33k Deck awash on the Wyandotte. From the Collections of The Mariners' Museum.
WYANDOTTE 92k Wyandotte at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, circa June-July 1898, with her crew paraded on deck. Note the ferry boat in the center background. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 45229.
WYANDOTTE 115k Wyandotte at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, circa June-July 1898, with her crew paraded on deck. Note the ferry boat in the center background. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 58950.
WYANDOTTE 104k Ensign William R. Wade served on the monitor Wyandotte as watch and division officer during the Spanish-American War, having received his commission on 5 July 1898. He was Honorably Discharged 20 September 1898. From the book “Commissioned Officers Who Served in the Spanish-American War”[1902], courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
(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.

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