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USS Vermont (I)



Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War4 Medal

South Carolina Class Ship of the Line / Receiving Ship:
  • One of nine, 74-gun warships authorized by Congress, 29 April 1816
  • Laid down in September 1818 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Completed circa 1825; and kept on the stocks until finally launched
  • Launched, 15 September 1848
  • Vermont remained in ordinary at Boston Navy Yard until commissioned, 30 January 1862, as a stores and receiving ship., CDR. Augustus S. Baldwin in command
  • Following service at Port Royal, during the Civil War USS Vermont was assigned to the New York Navy Yard, 25 July 1864
  • Condemned and struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1901
  • Sold to the state of New York, fate unknown
    Ship of the Line Specifications:
    Displacement 2,633 t.
    Length 197' 1½"
    Beam 53' 6"
    Draft 21' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 820
    Armament:
    As Built: twenty 8" guns, sixty-four 32-pdrs
    Feb 1862: four 8"/63's, twenty 32-pdr/57's
    Apr 1863: ten 8"/63's, six 32-pdr/57's, two 32-pdr/42's
    Propulsion sail

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    Vermont 231k Receiving ship USS Vermont moored at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. shortly after the Civil War. Her masts and rigging were later removed, and she was housed over.
    Photo courtesy Martin Holbrook Collection. US Navy History and Heritage Command. Photo and text from "Warships of The Civil war Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst
    Vermont 124k Steroview of Receiving ship USS Vermont moored at New York Navy Yard. Tommy Trampp
    Roanoke (II) 103k The monitor (converted screw frigate) USS Roanoke at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn New York, probably following her decommissioning in June 1865. In the background is USS Vermont, which was receiving ship at the Navy Yard until 1901.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo
    Robert Hurst
    Vermont 62k USS Vermont is at left in this photo of USS New Orleans docked at New York Navy Yard in April 1898. New Orleans had just completed her maiden voyage from England. Note New Orleans' extra-long commissioning pennant.
    US Navy photo # NH 75495 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Vermont 58k USS Vermont is in the left distance of this photo of the converted yacht USS Siren. Note Siren's fancy tasseled awnings. Astern of Siren is another converted yacht.
    US Navy photo # NR&L(O) 2196 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Vermont 94k USS Vermont is visible beyond the bow of USS Topeka off the New York Navy Yard in 1898.
    US Navy photo # NH 63371 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Vermont 52k Receiving Ship USS Vermont moored at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., circa 1898.
    US Library of Congress image call number LC-D4-21027 [P&P].
    Tom Kermen
    Vermont 78k Receiving Ship USS Vermont moored at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., circa 1898.
    US Library of Congress image.
    Tom Kermen
    Vermont 203k USS Vermont moored pierside at New York Navy Yard pre-1898 while serving as station Receiving Ship, circa 1898. Photo from "A History of the War of 1898", published by Collier in 1898. Daniel Wilmes
    Vermont 327k Model of USS Vermont on display at the National Museum of the US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
    Photographer unknown.
    Robert Hurst

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