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USS ALARM (Experimental Torpedo Boat)

CLASS - Alarm As Built.
Displacement 800 tons.
Dimensions 158' 6" x 28' 0" x 10' 6".
Armament 1 x 15" fixed SB gun,
3 x spar torpedo.
Speed 10 Knots.

Operational and Building Data
Builder, New York Navy Yard.
Launched 13 November 1873.
Commissioned 1874.
Decommissioned 1885.
Stricken 1897.
Fate Sold to Henry A. Hitner's Sons Company for $2,905 on 23 February 1898.

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Alarm 103kPhoto #: 19-N-25-3-34. USS Alarm (1874-1898) halftone reproduction of a retouched photograph, showing the ship in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, circa 1874. Note her very long ram bow. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.NHC
Alarm 111kPhoto #: NH 57293. USS Alarm (1874-1898) in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, circa 1874. Note her "Fowler Wheel" propeller and hull plating pattern. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Ramon Jackson
Alarm 184kPhoto #: NH 57292. USS Alarm (1874-1898) halftone reproduction of a photograph taken while she was alongside at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1876. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Ramon Jackson/Mike Green
Alarm 104kPhoto #: NH 86613. Washington Navy Yard, D.C. view from off the Yard's waterfront, looking northward, circa 1874-76, with USS Alarm in the center and the receiving ship Relief at left. The western shiphouse is in the left distance. Also note the sheer crane and boathouse in the right part of the view. Photo mounted on a stereograph card. It was produced by J.F. Jarvis, 135 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Robert A. Truax, 1978, and James Dolph, 1990. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Alarm 34kView of USS Alarm, a steam torpedo vessel, and a tugboat moored at Brooklyn Navy Yard with portion of covered pier in far right from the Brooklyn Library archive.Ramon Jackson
Alarm 96kPhoto #: NH 57295. USS Alarm (1874-1898) laid up at the New York Navy Yard in 1896. Note that she had received a "flying" upper deck by this time. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Alarm 60kPhoto #: NH 57294. USS Alarm (1874-1898) halftone reproduction of a photograph taken while she was laid up at the New York Navy Yard, circa 1896. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Alarm 105kPhoto #: NH 95129. "Illustrations of Torpedo Warfare" line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 14 July 1877, depicting (from top to bottom): "1. American Torpedo Vessel Alarm", with her torpedo projecting equipment deployed; "2. Outrigged Torpedo Pinnace attacking an Iron-clad"; "3. A Launch laying down Submarine Mines to protect Entrance to Harbor"; "4. Electrical Pinnace with Counter-Mines"; and "5. Whitehead Torpedo". This engraving accompanied an article entitled "Torpedo Warfare", which is reproduced in Photo # NH 95129 (extended caption). Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Alarm 166kPhoto #: NH 95130. "The Yorktown Centennial--The Military and Naval Reviews" line engraving, after sketches by J.O. Davidson, published in "Harper's Weekly", 29 October 1881, showing ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the British army's surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The military review, shown in the upper engraving, took place on 20 October, with the Naval review (lower scene) on the following day. In the Naval review engraving, USS Alarm is apparently the vessel in the left center foreground. USS Tennessee is in the center, with her yards and boat booms manned, and her guns saluting the British flag. The small civilian steamer Lookout is in the right foreground. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Ramon Jackson
Alarm 91kPhoto #: NH 74553. John Ericsson's "torpedo" boat Destroyer - left -, and USS Alarm (1874-1898) drawing by Fred S. Cozzens, 1892, published in "Our Navy -- Its Growth and Achievements", 1897, depicting the ships at sea. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Ramon Jackson
Alarm 91kPhoto #: NH 74552-KN. USS Philadelphia (Cruiser # 4), center, playing her searchlights on USS Alarm, at left, and USS Vesuvius, at right. Watercolor by Fred S. Cozzens, 1892, published as a chromolithograph in "Our Navy -- Its Growth and Achievements", 1897. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC

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