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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"
    Beam 41'
    Draft 9' 9"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 153
    four 12-pdrs
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Lancaster 47k 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
    Robert Hurst

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