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Granite State
USS New Hampshire (1863 - 1904)
Alabama (1819 - 1863)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War4 Medal

North Carolina Class Ship of the Line / Receiving Ship:
  • One of nine, 74-gun warships authorized by Congress, 29 April 1816
  • Laid down as Alabama in June 1819 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
  • Completed circa 1825; and kept on the stocks until finally launched
  • Renamed USS New Hampshire, 28 October 1863
  • Launched, 23 April 1864
  • New Hampshire fitted out as a stores and deport ship., Commodore Henry K. Thatcher in command
  • Following service at Port Royal, during the Civil War USS New Hampshire was assigned as receiving ship at Norfolk Navy Yard, 8 June 1866
  • Returned to Port Royal in 1876. to serve as stores ship
  • Returned to Norfolk in 1881 to resume receiving ship duties at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Reassigned as flagship of Commodore Stephen B. Luce's Apprentice Training Squadron, at Naval Station Newport, R.I.. date unknown
  • Towed to Naval Station New London, CT. in 1891 to serve as receiving ship
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1892, at New London, CT.
  • Loaned to the New York State Naval Militia as training ship in 1893
  • Renamed Granite State, 30 November 1904
  • Destroyed by fire at her pier on the Hudson River in New York, 23 May 1921
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold to Mulholland Machinery Corp., for salvage
  • Final Disposition, refloated in July 1922, taken in tow to the Bay of Fundy, tow line parted, caught fire and sank off Hall Way Rock, Massachusetts Bay
    Ship of the Line Specifications:
    Displacement 2,633 t.
    Length 203' 8"
    Beam 51' 4"
    Draft 21' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    four 100 pdrs.
    .six 9" Parrot guns
    Propulsion sail

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    New Hampshire 50k USS New Hampshire at anchor at Newport, R.I. in 1891, while serving as flagship for Admiral Stephen B. Luce's Apprentice Training Squadron. US Navy photo from "Warship Boneyards", by Kit and Carolyn Bonner. Robert Hurst
    New Hampshire 114k USS New Hampshire at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of the Paul Sherman Collection via
    Robert Hurst

    USS New Hampshire
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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