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USS INTREPID (Experimental Steam Torpedo Ram)

CLASS - Intrepid As Built.
Displacement 1,150 long tons.
Dimensions 170' 3" x 35' 3.5" x 12'.
Armament 4 X 24 pdr Howitzers,
one bow and four side spars for torpedoes.

Operational and Building Data
Builder, Boston Navy Yard.
Launched 5 March 1874.
Commissioned 31 July 1874.
Decommissioned 22 August 1882.
Stricken 9 May 1892.
Fate Sold for scrap, 9 May 1892.

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Intrepid 68kThe experimental steam torpedo ram USS Intrepid (1874-1892), bow view, taken in dry dock, circa the 1870s. Note the torpedo projection device at her forefoot, pattern of her hull plating and the anchor hanging from her port hause pipe. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 53251.Robert Hurst
Intrepid 153kDrawings of experiments held at Newport, RI during 1874. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 84469.Robert Hurst

USS Intrepid History
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