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USS Saratoga (III)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sloop of War:
  • Laid down in the summer of 1841 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Launched, 26 July 1842
  • Commissioned, 4 January 1843, CDR. Josiah Tattnall in command.
  • Assigned as Flagship Africa Squadron, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 5 June 1843
  • Decommissioned, 10 December 1844, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Recommissioned on 15 March 1845, CDR. Irving Shubrich in command, assigned to the squadron of Commodore Robert P. Stockton in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Reassigned to the Home Squadron, Commodore Connors, 3 July 1844, in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Reassigned to the Brazil Squadron, 4 December 1844
  • Decommissioned, 9 January 1847, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Recommissioned in 1847, CDR. David G. Farragut in command, assigned to the Home Squadron, Commodore Matthew Perry, 26 April 1847
  • Decommissioned, 26 February 1848, at New York
  • Recommissioned 17 April 1948, assigned to the Home Squadron in the West Indies
  • Decommissioned, 30 November 1849, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Recommissioned, 12 August 1859, for service with the East India Squadron, Commodore Matthew Perry,
  • Decommissioned, 10 October 1854, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Recommissioned, 6 September 1855
  • Placed in ordinary in early 1858, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Decommissioned, 26 June 1860, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reactivated, 5 November 1860, assigned to the West Coast of Africa
  • Captured slaver Nightingale off Kabinda, Angola, 21 April 1861
  • Decommissioned, 25 August 1861, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned, 24 June 1863, assigned to guard duty off the Delaware breakwater protecting Union shipping approaching and departing Delaware Bay
  • Ordered, 13 January 1864, join the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
  • Decommissioned, 28 April, 1865
  • Recommissioned for coastal duty two times (1 October 1867 to 7 July 1869 and 16 May to 14 October 1871)
  • Reactivated, 1 May 1875 for a year as a gunnery ship at Annapolis
  • Placed in ordinary 7 May 1876
  • Recommissioned, 19 May 1877, as a school ship training naval apprentices
  • Decommissioned, 8 October 1888.
  • On loan to Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1907, as a state marine school ship at Philadelphia
  • Sold at Philadelphia, 14 August 1907 to Thomas Butler & Co. of Boston
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 882 t.
    Length 146' 4"
    Beam 35' 3"
    Depth 16' 3 ½"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 210
    Armament
    six 8"/55 guns
    twelve 32-pdr/42s
    one 30-pdr rifle
    one 12-pdr smoothbore
    Propulsion sail

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    Saratoga 61k USS Saratoga at anchor after the Civil War, in standard wooden-ship finish of the period. The apparent height of her weather-deck bulwarks is increased by the hammocks stowed along their top behind canvas screens.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Robert Hurst
    Saratoga 153k USS Saratoga moored pierside in a Japanese port, date unknown. Photo taken from "Memories for 80 years", Bakumatsu, Meiji, Taisho, published by The Eastern Culture Association. Robert Hurst
    Saratoga 274k USS Saratoga at anchor during a visit to England in 1899. Photo courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Image and text from "Warships of The Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone. Robert Hurst
    Saratoga 91k USS Saratoga serving as a school ship, circa 1900. Darryl Baker
    Saratoga 55k USS Saratoga in the harbor at Naples, Italy while serving as a school ship, circa 1900.
    Photo from Los Angeles Herald, Sunday Magazine, May 4, 1910.
    Michael Mohl

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