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USS ERICSSON (Torpedo Boat # 2, TB-2)

CLASS - Ericsson As Built.
Displacement 120 Tons.
Dimensions 149' 7" (oa) x 15' 6" x 4' 9".
Armament 4 x 1-pdr., 3 x 18" tt.
Speed 24 Knots, Crew 22.

Operational and Building Data
Builder, Iowa Iron Works, Dubuque, Iowa.
Launched 12 May 1894.
Commissioned 18 February 1897.
Decommissioned 5 April 1912.
Fate sunk in ordnance tests.

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Ericsson 56kJohn Ericsson, born 31 July 1803 in Vermland, Sweden, is best known for devising and building the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. A prolific inventor, Ericsson advanced maritime science in many ways, perfecting the screw propeller and other devices which played a significant part in advancing naval engineering. Ericsson died in New York City 8 March 1890.NHC
Ericsson 179kUndated, location unknown. Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War One" by P. H. Silverstone.Robert Hurst/Thomas Becher
Ericsson 239kUSS Ericsson (TB-2) showing bow collision damage about 1897. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No.19-N-14-24-9.Mike Green
Ericsson 87kPhoto #: NH 63744. USS Ericsson (TB-2) photographed circa 1897-98, with either USS Cincinnati or USS Raleigh in the left background. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Ericsson 104kPort broadside view of the USS Ericsson (TB-2) underway ca. 1897-1901 at an unknown location. Library of Congress, LC-D4-20395.Mike Green
Ericsson 202kUSS Ericsson (TB-2) in drydock at the Brooklyn Navy yard ca. 1897-1901. Library of Congress, LC-D4-20398.Mike Green
Ericsson 287kUSS Dupont (Torpedo Boat # 6) and USS Ericsson (Torpedo Boat # 2) in the New York Navy Yard dry dock, circa 1898. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V.Simpson.Robert Hurst
Ericsson 174kFoote (TB # 3), Ericsson (TB # 2), Morris (TB # 14) Cushing (TB # 1) and Porter (TB # 6) (or Dupont TB # 7) at Norfolk Navy Yard, circa early 1900s. Period postcard. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Ericsson 93kUSS Ericsson (TB-2) alongside USS Cushing (TB-1) in November, 1900. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-14-24-10.Mike Green
Ericsson 138kPhoto #: 19-N-14-24-12. Torpedo Boats at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York in November 1900. They are, from left to right: USS Winslow (Torpedo Boat # 5); USS Ericsson (Torpedo Boat # 2); USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat # 1); USS MacKenzie (Torpedo Boat # 17); and USS Porter (Torpedo Boat # 6). Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.NHC
Ericsson 167kPhoto #: 19-N-14-24-11. New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York in November 1900.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc./Robert Hurst
Ericsson 200kPostcard from 1901. Copyright E. Muller.Arnold A. Putnam

USS Ericsson TB-2 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Nathaniel Reilly Usher    Feb 18 1897 - ? (Later RADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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