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USS Alliance (II)
Adams class screw gunboat:
Laid down in 1873 as Huron a gunboat of the third rate, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 8 March 1875
Renamed Alliance, date unknown
Commissioned USS Alliance, 18 January 1877, CDR. Theodore F. Kane in command
Assigned to the European Squadron, 9 March 1877
Sailed returned to Boston, 8 December 1879, thence to Norfolk, 14 December
USS Alliance received orders in April 1880 to survey duty in the Newfoundland Banks
Returning to Portsmouth, N.H. Navy Yard 29 August 1880
USS Alliance next was assigned duty in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, to protect US commence and citizens
In 1881 following return to Norfolk Navy Yard for outfitting for Arctic duty USS Alliance departed Hampton Roads 9 June proceeding north in search of the missing Arctic exploration steamer SS Jeannette and her party
With winter setting in USS Alliance returned to New York, 11 November 1881, without finding SS Jeannette
Assigned to the North Atlantic Station, USS Alliance departed Boston after voyage repairs, 9 February 1882, detached, 2 July 1886
USS Alliance next sailed to the Mediterranean and East Coast of Africa to investigate transporting of slaves by American flag vessels
Joining the South Atlantic Squadron, 25 July 1887, following her investigation
Detached from the South Atlantic Squadron,18 May 1888
Decommissioned, 20 August 1889, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Recommissioned, 16 January 1890 for service on the Asiatic Station, reporting for duty at Singapore, 5 July 1890
While at Mare Island Navy Yard for voyage repairs, USS Alliance was reassigned to the Pacific, 15 September 1892
Transferred to the South Atlantic Station in March 1894
Decommissioned, 30 June 1894, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Recommissioned, 19 January 1895, commencing operations that spring as an apprentice training ship
Decommissioned, 2 June 1900, at New York Navy Yard
Recommissioned, 22 April 1901 after conversion to a sailing vessel, continuing to serve as a training ship
Reassigned to duty as station ship and store ship at Culebra, Puerto Rico in 1904
Decommissioned at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7 July 1911
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 August 1911
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,375 t.
Draft 16' 4"
one 11" gun
four 9" guns
one 60-pdr breach-loading rifle
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||USS Alliance at anchor off Tompkinsville, N.Y., circa 1890s. Photo by A. Loeffler of Staten Island, N.Y.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 96649.
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||USS Alliance at anchor surrounded by boats, date and location unknown.
US Library of Congress photo LC-D4-20123
||USS Alliance at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
USS Alliance (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 23 March 2012
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