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|76k||Steam frigate USS Pensacola in Alexandria, VA. just after fitting out and commissioning (circa late-1861). Pensacola was preparing to depart Alexandria and join Flag Officer David G Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron in January, 1862.
Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress.
|143k||Steam frigate USS Pensacola off Alexandria, VA. between 1861 and 1865.
Library of Congress; LC-B8184-B864 (Lot 4182, no. 16)
|134k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, based on a sketch by an officer of USS Mississippi depicting
Commodore Farragut's Squadron and Captain Porter's Mortar Fleet entering the Mississippi River at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, circa 7 April 1862.
Features identified in the engraving's title lines include (from left to right): Light-house on Southwest Pass;
USS Colorado (in left foreground);
USS Pensacola on the bar;
USS Westfield (seen nearly stern-on);
Porter's mortar fleet, heading up the river;
USS Mississippi on the bar;
USS Harriet Lane (side-wheel steamer at the rear of the mortar fleet);
USS Connecticut (in right foreground);
town of Banona.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59059
|79k||"Panoramic View of the United States Fleet passing the Forts on the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, April 19th, 1862."
Contemporary line engraving published in "The Soldier in our Civil War", Volume I. It depicts the Federal ships shortly before they began the passage of the forts, with the Confederate gunboats waiting upstream. Individual U.S. Navy ships (as identified in text below the engraving) are:
USS John P. Jackson;
USS Hartford (Flagship);
USS Cayuga; and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59063
Colored lithograph, published by Currier & Ives, 1862. The original print bears the following descriptive text: "Destruction of the Rebel gunboats, rams and iron clad batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut. The attack was commenced on the 18th of April and continued until the 25th resulting in the capture of Forts Jackson, St. Phillip, Livingston, Pike and the city of New Orleans, as well as the destruction of all the enemy gunboats, rams, floating batteries (iron clad), fire rafts, booms and chains. The enemy with their own hands destroying cotton and shipping valued at from eight to ten millions of dollars. 'The sight of this night attack was awfully grand, the river was lit up with blazing rafts filled with pine knots and the ships seemed to be fighting literally amidst flames and smoke.'" In this view, ships are identified as (starting at top left center, up the river, running down to the right, then across toward the left): Confederate steamers; USS Cayuga (leading the Union column), USS Pensacola, burning confederate steamer, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, USS Mississippi (engaging the ram CSS Manassas), USS Richmond, USS Kineo, USS Hartford (flagship, in collision with a fire raft), USS Brooklyn and USS Winona. A Confederate fire raft is in the lower right. Fort St. Phillip is shown at right and Fort Jackson at left.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|137k||Line engraving published in "Virtue", depicting the battle, which took place on the lower Mississippi River during the night of 24 April 1862.
A key to the forts and specific U.S. and Confederate ships is given at the bottom of the view. The ships include
USS Varuna (in action with Confederate gunboats),
USS Pawnee (not shown),
USS Hartford (Farragut's flagship, with a fire raft alongside),
CSS Louisiana (exploding),
CSS Manassas and Federal mortar vessels.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59071
|950k||USS Pensacola in the Mare Island Channel circa 1866.
File name Pensacola 1866.
|594k||USS Pensacola crew looking forward in 1868 at Mare Island.
File name: Pensacola 135091-3-76
|2164k||CAPT. Paul Shirley on the bridge of USS Pensacola in 1868.
File name: Pensacola 893-1868
|84k||View looking along the waterfront of Mare Island Navy Yard during the 1870s, with the city of Vallejo on the opposite side of the channel.
Ships tied up at the Navy Yard include USS Saranac (left), USS Independence (center), and a Revenue Cutter
(right center). Moored offshore are USS California (left) and
USS Pensacola (left center). The yard's floating drydock is in the right distance
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 68685, from the William H. Topley collection. Courtesy of Charles M. Loring, 1969.
|130k||USS Pensacola at anchor in 1875 off Mare Island Navy Yard with the town of Vallejo, CA. in in the background.||Tommy Trampp|
|1833k||Mare Island Waterfront 1873-84. USS Pensacola is in the foreground Ships in the background from left to right are: USS Saranac, unidentified small ship (likely a revenue cutter), USS Vanderbilt (large side wheeler with her engines housed-over), several other unidentified ships at the yard's coal wharf and what appears to be the monitor USS Monadnock with main deck housed-over.||Darryl Baker|
|131k||USS Pensacola at anchor off Alexandria, Virginia, in 1886. US Navy photo from "Conways All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905".||Robert Hurst|
|1843k||Mare Island waterfront 1887-1901. USS Pensacola, mid photo, moored at the quay wall, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., in 1897. USS Mohican is in dry dock #1 (you can see her masts and bow). USS Philadelphia (C-4) is moored in the channel; and USS Independence is aft of Pensacola.
|938k||USS Mohican (left) and USS Pensacola (right) moored at the Mare Island Navy Yard quay wall in 1987.
A US Navy photo now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.
|1084k||Broadside view of USS Pensacola off San Francisco circa 1891.
File name: Pensacola 959 1890
|251k||Steam frigate USS Pensacola firing her guns, date unknown..
Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress.
|1089k||Post card by A. Cruz of USS Pensacola at Yerba Buena Island circa 1898. Apprentices returning from a cruise.
File name: Pensacola at Yerba Buena Island
|1507k||USS Pensacola at the Mare Island sea wall circa 1898.
File name: Pensacola D-17 1898
|1259k||USS Pensacola moored in Mare Island channel circa 1898.
File name: Pensacola NRL 10458 1898
|1401k||View of the southern section of Mare Island Navy Yard in November 1898. The Ship at the quay wall (left) is USS Pensacola serving as a training ship. The yard's receiving ship USS Independence is seen below the boom of the 40 ton dry dock rail crane. USS Monterey (M-6) is dry dock number 1. The shed below the 40 ton crane is the winch for the marine railway.
File name: MINSY November 1898
|135k||USS Pensacola officers from the book “U.S. Naval Training Station Yerba Buena Island” (1899).||Bill Gonyo|
|160k||USS Pensacola moored at Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay while conducting an artillery drill in the foreground.
From the book “U.S. Naval Training Station Yerba Buena Island” (1899).
|93k||Port Broadside view of USS Pensacola moored pierside, circa 1890-1901, location unknown.
Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-20089
|850k||Standard seabag issue (clothing and small stores) for Apprentice Seaman Fred H. Taylor, USN, Deck Division USS Pensacola, 1905. Henry Tramp changed his name to Fred H. Taylor because he was only 16 years old when he originally enlisted in the US Navy.||Keith Tramp, grandson of Henry Tramp|
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