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"...Ohio was sold by Israel Snow of Rockland Maine, in 1884 to a group of investors from Greenport, New York. The ship was purchased for the copper in the hull, and was going to be scrapped. The ship was towed to Greenport Harbor and dismantled. The figurehead of Hercules was purchased by John Aldrich, who later sold it to a hotel in Hampton Bays, it was later moved to Stony Brook and currently is displayed in a pavilion near the water in downtown Stony Brook. The hull was towed to a quiet section of Greenport harbor and was loaded up with dynamite and oil was poured on it. A large crowd of locals gathered to witness the demolition, apparently Robert Corey who was the man to set off the explosion miscalculated how fast it would happen, and was killed when an iron bolt hit him in the head. The wreck was allowed to decay into the harbor after that, and in the 1960's some local divers found it again and salvaged some of the metal pins. The pins have recently been donated to our nautical museum." Courtesy Southold Historical Society.
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|333k||Print of the 104 gun ship of the line USS Ohio, circa 1848. Published by N. Currier. Currier & Ives, New York. Lithograph print, hand-colored. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6848. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC2-3125||Robert Hurst|
|135k||Yacht USS America at Boston Navy Yard in the summer of 1863 with the Practice Ship USS Marion and USS Ohio behind her. America was serving as tender to Marion, a sailing sloop of war that acted as practice ship for the US Naval Academy at Annapolis between 1862 and 1870, while Ohio was serving as receiving ship at the Boston Navy Yard.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 89400
|136k||Two "old salts" on the USS Ohio's forecastle, circa the 1870s. Note the rating badges on their right sleeves. Also seen are a bell, winch, chain and gratings.
US Naval History and Heritage and Command photo # NH 44588. Courtesy of CAPT. Yancy S. Williams, USN, 1928.
|317k||USS Ohio at anchor, off Boston Navy Yard in the 1870s while serving as a receiving ship.
US Navy photo courtesy Silverstone collection. U.S. Naval History and Heritage
|120k||Boston Navy Yard waterfront, about 1870. Ships laid up and housed over, on the right, are Iowa
(ex-Ammonoosuc, 1868-1888), inboard, and USS Niagara. On the stocks in left center, with sterns visible between and
beyond the two shiphouses, are Connecticut (ex-Pompanoosuc), and Pennsylvania
(ex-Keywadin). The receiving ship USS Ohio (1838-1883) is in the middle distance. Donation of CAPT. Yancey S. Williams, USN, 1928.
US Navy photo # NH 57982. from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|161k||A view of the waterfront of the Boston Navy Yard, in the 1870s. Note the receiving ship USS Ohio in the right foreground.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine August 1956.
|250k||The Cedar carving figurehead of Hercules from USS Ohio on display at Stony Brook, New York, along with the ship's anchor. Photo taken. 14 March 2007. by Iracaz (real name unknown).||Robert Hurst|
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