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USS Quinnebaug (II)


Screw Corvette:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Launched, 28 September 1875
  • Commissioned USS Quinnebaug, 2 October 1878, CDR Norman H. Farquhar in command
  • USS Quinnebaug arrived at Gibraltar, 2 February 1879 to join the European Squadron
  • Quinnebaug returned to New York Navy Yard, 17 June 1889
  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1889
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 November 1889
  • Sold 25 March 1891
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,900 t.
    Length 216'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 16' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 212
    Armament
    one 8" rifle
    one 60-pdr Parrott rifle
    eight 9" Dahlgren smoothbores
    one light 12-pdr howitzer
    one 3" gun
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Quinnebaug 203k USS Quinnebaug at Barcelona, Spain, 20 May 1888. She visited Barcelona to celebrate the city's Universal Exposition.
    Photo from the collection of the late Antoni Blasi, with permission to publish them, by Camil Busquets. This photo, and several hundred more, can be found in Camil Basquets book "50 Años de Retrato Naval Militar (1870-1920)", ("50 Years of Naval Photography,") published in 2010.
    Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets and Fabio Peña
    Quinnebaug 420k USS Quinnebaug crew members pose for a photo on board the ship, taken at Antwerp, Belgium in October 1884.
    US Navy Photo # NHF-012.01 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Tommy Trampp
    Quinnebaug 115k Starboard bow view of USS Quinnebaug at anchor sometime between 1890 and 1901, location unknown.
    US Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-20898
    Mike Green

    USS Quinnebaug (II)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Farquhar, Norman H.2 October 1878 - 1880
    02CDR. Whitehead, William1880 - 1882
    03CDR. Casey Jr., Silas1882 - 1884
    04CDR. Ludlow, Nicoli1884 - 1886
    04CDR. Folger, William M.1886 - 3 July 1889
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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