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Wyandank


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw steamer:
  • A wooden-hulled ferry built at New York City in 1847
  • Acquired by the Navy, 12 September from the Union Ferry Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Placed in service as Wyandank
  • During the Civil War Wyandank was assigned to duty as a stores ship for the Potomac Flotilla
  • Following the Civil War Wyandank served at the US Naval Academy as a floating barracks for marines assigned to the Academy
  • Placed our of service and broken up in 1879
    Specifications:
    Displacement 400 t.
    Length 132' 5"
    Beam 31' 5"
    Depth 10' 10"'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two 12-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Wyandank 172k Ships moored at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. in 1879 are from left to right: USS Dale USS Constellation and USS Santee. The marine barracks Wyandank is in the center of the photo. Darryl Baker

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