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USS Ticonderoga (II)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw sloop:
  • Laid down in 1861 at New York Navy Yard
  • Launched, 16 October 1862
  • Commissioned USS Ticonderoga, 12 May 1863, COMO J. L. Lardner is command
  • Assigned to duty as flagship for the West Indies Squadron
  • Returned to Philadelphia for repairs in September 1863
  • Reassigned to Boston Navy Yard to hunt Confederate commerce raiders
  • Reassigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 4 November 1864
  • Reassigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 19 January 1865
  • Decommissioned, 5 May 1865, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned in 1866 for service with the European Squadron
  • Overhauled in 1870
  • Reassigned to the South Atlantic Squadron at Rio de Janeiro, 23 August 1871
  • Reassigned to the North Atlantic Squadron in January 1874
  • Decommissioned, 24 October 1874, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
  • Recommissioned, 5 November 1878, COMO. Robert W. Shufeldt in command
  • Ordered to embark upon a cruise around the world, to expand existing trade relations and establish new ones
  • Decommissioned, 10 September 1882, at New York, declared unfit for further service
  • Sold, 5 August 1887, at Boston to Thomas Butler & Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,526 t.
    Length 237'
    Beam 38' 2"
    Draft 17' 6"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    one 150-pdr Parrot rifle
    one 50-pdr Dahlgren rifle
    six 9" Dahlgren smoothbores
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    two 12-pdr rifles
    two heavy 12-pdr smoothbores
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Ticonderoga 93k Heavily re-touched photograph by P.F. Cooper, Philadelphia, dated 8 April 1864 of USS Ticonderoga. The original print is mounted on a Carte de visite. The view shows Ticonderoga in her original configuration, without the bowsprit fitted in 1865.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45057. Donation of Charles Remey, November 1931.
    Robert Hurst
    Maumee 94k "Bombardment of Fort Fisher" "Jan. 15th 1865"
    Lithograph after a drawing by T.F. Laycock, published by Endicott & Co., New York, 1865, depicting the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in preparation for its capture. The print is dedicated to Commodore S.W. Godon, USN. Ships present, as named on the original print, are (from left to right in the main battle line):
    USS Tacony;
    USS Maumee;
    USS Ticonderoga;
    USS Shenandoah;
    USS Tuscarora;
    USS Juniata;
    USS Wabash;
    USS Susquehanna;
    USS Colorado;
    USS Minnesotaa;
    USS Brooklyn;
    USS New Ironsides and
    USS Mohican.
    Ships in the foreground are (left to right, from the center of the view):
    USS Powhatan;
    USS Mackinaw;
    USS Vanderbilt and
    USS Malvern (Flagship of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter).
    Monitors in the right middle distance are:
    USS Monadnock (with two turrets);
    USS Mahopac;
    USS Saugus and
    USS Canonicus.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # LC-USZ62-144 from the collections of the Library of Congress.
    Bill Gonyo
    Ticonderoga 38k USS Ticonderoga at anchor off Venice, Italy, circa 1866-69. Courtesy of George H. Stegmann.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45373.
    Robert Hurst
    Ticonderoga 74k USS Ticonderoga photographed by Svoboda at Smyrna, Turkey, circa 1866-69, with several merchant sailing vessels and small craft in the left foreground. The original print is mounted on a Carte de visite. The view shows Ticonderoga in her configuration of 1865-69, with a bowsprit and straight bow.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45374. Donation of Frederick G. McKean.
    Robert Hurst
    Ticonderoga 89k Photograph by F. Benque, Trieste of an artwork depicting USS Ticonderoga during her 1866-69 European cruise. The original print is mounted on a Carte de visite. The view shows Ticonderoga in her configuration of 1865-69, with a bowsprit and straight bow.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 46375. Donation of Frederick G. McKean.
    Robert Hurst
    Ticonderoga 103k 19th Century photograph of an artwork, probably of USS Ticonderoga in Chinese waters during her cruise around the World, circa 1879-80. She is flying a Commodore's "broad pennant" at her mainmast peak, presumably that of Commodore Robert W. Shufeldt.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 97294.
    Robert Hurst
    Ticonderoga 126k Acting Master Carl F. R. Wappenhaus received appointment as Mate on the USS Augusta, 22 December 1862, and less than three weeks later, he was promoted to Acting Ensign. Wappenhaus was assigned to the Instruction Ship USS Savannah, at the New York Navy Yard, 15 January 1863, and that March, he received orders to report for duty on the USS Ticonderoga. He served as Acting Master from May 1865 until honorably discharged September 29, 1868.
    Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
    Bill Gonyo
    Winona 74k Henry Martyn Dennison entered the Navy as Assistant Paymaster on 9 September 1861. His first assignment was the gunboat USS Winona from November 1861 to September 1862. During his tour he was promoted to Paymaster on 14 April 1862. From December 1862 to January 1863 he found himself aboard the supply ship USAT Blackstone. His last assignment during the Civil War was aboard the USS Ticonderoga from March 1863 to August 1865. Bill Gonyo

    USS Ticonderoga (II)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01COMO. Lardner, J. L.12 May 1863 - ?
    02CDR. Barrett, Edward Gabriel André, USN (Biography)no dates
    03COMO. Shufeldt, Robert W.5 November 1878 - ?

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