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USS Iroquois (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Steam Sloop-of-War:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at New York Navy Yard
  • Launched, 12 April 1859
  • Commissioned USS Iroquois, 24 November 1859, CDR. J. S. Palmer in command.
  • Iroquois was initially assigned to duty in the Mediterranean in January 1860
  • During the Civil War USS Iroquois participated in the following actions / expeditions and campaigns:
  • The search for Confederate commerce raiders in the Caribbean in 1861
  • Attack and capture of New Orleans in April 1862
  • Siege of Vicksburg, June to July 1862
  • Decommissioned, 6 October 1862, at New York Navy Yard for repairs
  • Recommissioned, 8 January 1863, CDR. Henry Roland in command
  • North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January to September 1863
  • Decommissioned, 8 October 1863, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Recommissioned, 31 March 1864, CDR C. R. P. Rodgers in command
  • Assigned to the Mediterranean to protect American commerce and interests
  • Following the Civil War USS Iroquois decommissioned, 6 October 1865 at New York
  • Recommissioned, 7 January 1867, CDR. Earl English in command
  • Assigned to the Asiatic Squadron to protect American interests
  • Returned to the US in 1870 for decommissioning at League Island, PA., 23 April 1870
  • Recommissioned, 23 August 1871, CDR H. A. Adams in command
  • Assigned to the Asiatic Fleet in 1872
  • Decommissioned, 23 July 1874, at San Francisco, CA. for repairs
  • Recommissioned, 12 April 1882, CDR. J. H. Sands in command
  • Assigned to the Pacific Station, protecting American interests and commerce
  • Decommissioned, 12 May 1892, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Transferred to the Marine Hospital Service, recommissioned, 13 December 1898,
  • Returned to the Navy and recommissioned, 13 December 1898, LT. Charles Pond in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1899, at Honolulu, T.H. and returned to the Marine Hospital Service
  • Name changed to Ionie
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 August 1910
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,016 t.
    Length 198' 11"
    Beam 33' 10"
    Depth 13'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 50-pdr
    four 32-pdrs
    one 12=pdr howitzer
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Iroquois 602k USS Iroquois at anchor in the Mare Island Channel while in decommissioned status in 1892. Darryl Baker

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