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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
Displacement 2,532 t.
Length 233' (waterline)
Draft 16' 3"
Speed 11.5 kts.
one 10" smooth bore
twenty 9" smooth bore
Propulsion steam and sail
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||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".
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Farragut David, G. ;Adm||26 January 1859 - 20 October 1860|
|02||CAPT. Walker, William S.||20 October 1860 - July 1861|
| ||Decommissioned||July 1861 - 19 December 1861|
|03||CAPT. Craven, Thomas T.||19 December 1861 - 2 July 1862|
|04||CAPT. Bell, Henry H.||2 July 1862 - 2 August 1863|
|05||LCDR. Hatfield, Chester||2 August 1863 - 2 October 1863|
|06||CAPT. Emmons, George F.||2 October 1863 - 25 October 1863|
| ||Decommissioned||25 October 1863 - 14 April 1864|
|07||CAPT. Alden, James, ||14 April 1864 - 31 January 1865|
| ||Decommissioned||31 January 1865 - 4 October 1865|
|08||CDR. Patterson, Thomas H.||4 October 1865 - 11 September 1867|
| ||Decommissioned||11 September 1867 - 24 August 1870 |
|09||CAPT. Guest, John,||24 August 1870 - 26 July 1873|
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