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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"
four 100 pdrs.
.six 9" Parrot guns
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||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.
||USS New Hampshire at anchor, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy of the Paul Sherman Collection via Wreckhunter.net
USS New Hampshire
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Last Updated 26 February 2010
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