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USS Naugatuck (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the ironclad screw steamer E.A. Stevens, by Stevens Bros., Hoboken, N. J.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Taken into the Revenue Service in early 1862 and loaned to the Navy
  • Commissioned, USS Naugatuck date unknown
  • Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Returned to the Treasury Dept. after the Civil War
  • Reported to Baltimore, MD., 18 August 1889, to be sold
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 192 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one gun
    Propulsion steam

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    Naugatuck 86k Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", circa spring 1862, when USS Naugatuck was operating in the Hampton Roads area
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58871.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Octorara 137k Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", January-June 1862, page 277, depicting the gunboats USS Octorara and USS Naugatuck firing on Confederate warships, including CSS Virginia, near Fortress Monroe, VA., circa March 1862.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59220
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Naugatuck 86k 19th Century photograph of a contemporary model, showing USS Naugatuck's twin screws, single large gun and other features.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45657.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Naugatuck
    NH 45658
    84k 19th Century photographs of a contemporary model, showing USS Naugatuck with the deck removed to show the mounting for her single large gun (which appears to be similar to a Parrott-type rifle).
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 45658 and NH 45659.
    Robert Hurst
    Naugatuck
    NH 45659
    71k
    Naugatuck 94k Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 26 April 1862, providing a general arrangement diagram of the interior of USS Naugatuck. Note the extensive provisions for ballasting the ship with water to reduce her freeboard in action.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 45658 and NH 58872.
    Robert Hurst
    Galena 60k Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting several contemporary U.S. Navy ironclad and conventional warships. They are (from left to right: USS Puritan (in the original twin-turret design); USS Catskill; USS Montauk, USS Keokuk (citing her original name, "Moodna"); USS Passaic; USS Galena (behind Roanoke, with name not cited); USS Roanoke; .USS Winona; USS New Ironsides; USS Naugatuck; USS Brooklyn and USS Monitor.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59541. Courtesy of Dr. Oscar Parkes, 1936.
    Robert Hurst
    Naugatuck 382k The First Day's Firing at Yorktown, April 1862.
    Line engraving, published in Harper's Weekly, Volume of January-June 1862, page 261. It depicts aspects of the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, by General McClellan's army at an early stage of the Peninsular Campaign. U.S. Navy gunboats are shown engaging Confederate forces ashore and afloat, with USS Naugatuck specifically identified (in the upper center of the print).
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59207.
    Robert Hurst
    Naugatuck 130k Bombardment of Sewell's Point, Virginia, 8 May 1862.
    Print published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement", Norfolk, Virginia, 1907. It depicts USS Monitor (at left) accompanied by the Federal war ships USS Naugatuck, USS Dacotah, USS Seminole and USS Susquehanna (listed in no particular order, and depicted rather inaccurately), firing on the Confederate batteries at Sewell's point, near Norfolk VA.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 58756.
    Robert Hurst
    Naugatuck 118k Published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement, Norfolk, Virginia, 1907". It depicts CSS Virginia (at left) making her appearance near Craney Island as USS Monitor (left center) and other Federal warships withdraw after bombarding Sewell's Point, near Norfolk. The other U.S. Navy ships presented included USS Naugatuck, USS Dacotah, USS Seminole and USS Susquehanna.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59213.
    Robert Hurst
    Galena 143k View of the Attack on Fort Darling, in the James River, by Commander Rogers's Gun-Boat Flotilla, 'Galena', 'Monitor', etc.
    Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, January-June 1862, page 337, depicting USS Galena at the head of the attacking force with USS Monitor off her starboard quarter. Among the other ships, the gunboat USS Naugatuck is identifiable in the lower right. The city of Richmond, Virginia, is shown in the left center distance.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59336
    Robert Hurst
    Port Royal 135k Contemporary pencil sketch, with colors of flags and smoke lightly worked in, depicting the Union ships; USS Galena, USS Monitor, USS Aroostook, USS Port Royal and USS Naugatuck (listed as shown, left to right) bombarding the Confederate Fort Darling at Drewry's Bluff, VA., 15 May 1862. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 82580-KN (Color). Tommy Trampp
    Port Royal 156k Contemporary pencil sketch by F.H. Wilcke, depicting the Union ships; USS Galena, USS Monitor, USS Aroostook, USS Port Royal and USS Naugatuck (listed as shown, left to right) under the command of Commander John Rodgers bombarding the Confederate Fort Darling at Drewry's Bluff, VA., 15 May 1862. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 1998. Tommy Trampp

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