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Arizona (1869)
Neshaminy (1863 - 1869)

Ammonsouc Class Screw Frigate:
  • Laid down, circa 1863-65, as the wooden ship of the first rate Neshaminy at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • From 1866 through 1868 Neshaminy was at the New York Navy Yard for installation of her engines
  • Laid up in ordinary in 1869 at New York Navy Yard
  • Name changed to Arizona 15 May 1869, and to Nevada 12 August 1869.
  • Examined by Survey Board in 1869, found unfit to complete
  • Sold to John Roach in June 1874, for $25,000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 3,850 t.
    Length 335'
    Beam 44' 4"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 17.11 kts
    Complement 251
    Armament (assigned but never mounted)
    two 100-pdr Parrott rifles
    one 6-pdr rifle
    ten 8" smooth bores
    four howitzers
    two direct-acting Etna Iron Works of New York steam engines of forty-eight inch stroke
    eight Martin boilers

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    Wabash 88k Colored lithograph, after a drawing by Captain Melancthon B. Woolsey, USN, published by the Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co., 71 Broadway, New York, circa the later 1860s. It depicts the fast cruisers Ammonoosuc (1868-1883) and Neshaminy (1865-1874). The same print has also been used to depict the never-launched Connecticut ex-Pompanoosuc. The original print's mount bears the notation: "From Boynton's History of the U.S. Navy".
    US Navy photo # NH 57271-KN (Color) from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Dictator 53k Nevada (ex-Neshaminy) laid up at the station pier, New London Naval Station, Groton, CT.("Thames Navy Yard"), circa 1871-73, with USS Dictator "in ordinary" at the right. Stereograph photo by E. Ayer, Norwich, CT. Courtesy of the Submarine Force Library and Museum, Groton, CT., 1990.
    US Navy photo # NH 102414 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command

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