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USS Worcester (I)
Contoocook Class Screw Steam Sloop of War:
Laid down in 1863 at Boston Navy Yard as Manitou, a bark-rigged screw steam sloop-of-war, built of unseasoned white oak timbers
Launched, 25 August 1866
Renamed Worcester, 15 May 1869
USS Worcester was apparently placed in commission, 27 February 1871, CDR. William D Whiting in command
Flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron, under Rear Admiral S. P. Lee from January 1872 to 1875
Laid up in ordinary at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. in 1876
Assigned as Receiving Ship at Norfolk in 1878, CAPT Walter W. Queen in command
Laid up at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1879
Final Disposition, found unfit for repair because of a rotted hull she was sold 2 September 1883, presumably broken up soon thereafter
Displacement 3,050 t.(fl)
Length 296' 10"
Draft 9' 9"
Speed 13 kts.
Propulsion steam and sail
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||USS Worcester at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo # NR&L(0) 1861 from collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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Last Updated 26 February 2010
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