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USS Iroquois (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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"
Speed 11 kts
one 12=pdr howitzer
Propulsion steam and sail
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||USS Iroquois at anchor in the Mare Island Channel while in decommissioned status in 1892.
USS Iroquois (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 4 March 2011
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