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USS Winooski (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sassacus Class Sidewheel Gunboat:
  • Built at Boston Navy Yard
  • Launched, 30 July 1863
  • Commissioned, USS Winooski, 27 June 1865, at New York Navy Yard, CDR. George W. Cooper in command
  • Assigned to cruise the fishing banks off the coast of Maine from April to August 1866
  • Patrol of the Caribbean from August 1866 to June 1867
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up at Portsmouth, N. H., date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold to Mr. John Mullen, at Portsmouth, 25 August 1868, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,173 t.(lt) 973 t.(fl)
    Length 205'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 9'
    Depth 11' 6"
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement 154
    Armament
    two 100-pdr Parrott rifles
    four 9" Dalghren smoothbores
    four 24-pdr howitzers
    two heavy 12-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    Algonquin 98k The start of the Naval race between USS Winooski and Algonquin, at New York, 13 February 1866. The race was conducted to determine the relative merits of their machinery. Sketched by B.S. Osbon.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 57269.
    Robert Hurst
    Winooski 77k USS Winooksi at anchor, after the Civil War had ended, circa 1866.
    US Navy photo NH 43863
    US Navy History and Heritage Command

    USS Winooski (I)
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