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USS Saranac

Side-wheel Steam Sloop-of-War:
  • Laid down in 1847 at Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard
  • Launched, 14 November 1848
  • Commissioned USS Saranac, 12 October 1850, CAPT. Josiah Tattnall in command.
  • Placed in ordinary at Philadelphia, 23 June 1852
  • Reactivated, 15 September, 1852
  • Decommissioning, 20 July 1853, at Philadelphia
  • Recommissioned, 5 November 1853
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1856, at Philadelphia
  • Recommissioned, 17 September 1857
  • Decommissioned, 25 January 1869
  • Recommissioned, 27 January 1870
  • Final Disposition, wrecked, 18 June 1875, in Seymour Narrows off Vancouver, British Columbia
    Displacement 1,463 t.
    Length 215' 6"
    Beam 37' 9"
    Draft 17' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    nine 8" guns
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Pensacola 1833k Mare Island Navy Yard waterfront, circa 1873 to 1884 with USS Pensacola is in the foreground Ships present 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
    Saranac 1174k USS Saranac moored in the Mare Island channel between 1870 and 1874. Darryl Baker
    Saranac 1588k USS Saranac moored in the Mare Island channel between 1870 and 1874. Darryl Baker
    Pensacola 415k USS Saranac is moored at the sea wall (background) aft of USS Jamestown laying at anchor off Mare Island circa 1874.
    File name: Jamestown Saranac 1874.
    Darryl Baker

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