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USS Brooklyn


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Brooklyn Class Screw Sloop of War:
  • Laid down in 1857 at Jacob A. Westervelt and Son, New York
  • Launched in 1858
  • Commissioned USS Brooklyn, 26 January 1859, CAPT. David G. Farragut in command.
  • USS Brooklyn was initially assigned to the West Indies and spent almost the entire Civil War in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the West Gulf Blockading force, blockading ports, capturing Confederate shipping and participating in various campaigns including those at New Orleans, Vicksburg, Pensacola and Mobile Bay
  • Decommissioned in July 1861 at Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs
  • Recommissioned, 19 December 1861
  • Decommissioned, 25 August 1863, at New York Navy Yard for repairs
  • Recommissioned, 14 April 1864
  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1865, at New York Navy Yard, for repairs
  • Recommissioned, 4 October 1865 for service in the South Atlantic
  • Decommissioned, 11 September 1867, placed in ordinary
  • Recommissioned, 24 August 1870 for service Home Squadron and later as flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron
  • Returned to the Home Squadron in 1875
  • Decommissioned, at New York, 21 July 1876
  • Recommissioned, 11 November 1881 for duty with the South Atlantic Squadron
  • Decommissioned, 25 October 1884, placed in ordinary
  • Recommissioned, 15 October 1885 for duty with the South Atlantic Squadron
  • Reassigned, 4 April 1887, as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron
  • Decommissioned, 14 May 1889 at New York Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 January 1890
  • Sold at public auction at Norfolk, 25 March 1891, to E.J. Butler
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,532 t.
    Length 233' (waterline)
    Beam 43'
    Draft 16' 3"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement 335
    Armament
    one 10" smooth bore
    twenty 9" smooth bore
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Pensacola 75k USS Brooklyn at anchor dressed overall in flags and crew manning the yards during the Naval Review, 29 April 1899, location unknown.
    Photo from "Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905".
    Robert Hurst

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Farragut David, G. ;Adm26 January 1859 - 20 October 1860
    02CAPT. Walker, William S.20 October 1860 - July 1861
     DecommissionedJuly 1861 - 19 December 1861
    03CAPT. Craven, Thomas T.19 December 1861 - 2 July 1862
    04CAPT. Bell, Henry H.2 July 1862 - 2 August 1863
    05LCDR. Hatfield, Chester2 August 1863 - 2 October 1863
    06CAPT. Emmons, George F.2 October 1863 - 25 October 1863
     Decommissioned25 October 1863 - 14 April 1864
    07CAPT. Alden, James, 14 April 1864 - 31 January 1865
     Decommissioned31 January 1865 - 4 October 1865
    08CDR. Patterson, Thomas H.4 October 1865 - 11 September 1867
     Decommissioned11 September 1867 - 24 August 1870
    09CAPT. Guest, John,24 August 1870 - 26 July 1873
    From DANFS

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