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Granite State
USS New Hampshire (I) (1863 - 1904)
Alabama (1819 - 1863)

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North Carolina Class Ship of the Line / Receiving Ship:
  • One of nine, 74-gun warships authorized by Congress, 29 April 1816
  • Laid down as Alabama in June 1819 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
  • Completed circa 1825; and kept on the stocks until finally launched
  • Renamed USS New Hampshire, 28 October 1863
  • Launched, 23 April 1864
  • New Hampshire fitted out as a stores and depot ship., Commodore Henry K. Thatcher in command
  • Following service at Port Royal, during the Civil War USS New Hampshire was assigned as receiving ship at Norfolk Navy Yard, 8 June 1866
  • Returned to Port Royal in 1876. to serve as stores ship
  • Returned to Norfolk in 1881 to resume receiving ship duties at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Reassigned as flagship of Commodore Stephen B. Luce's Apprentice Training Squadron, at Naval Station Newport, R.I.. date unknown
  • Towed to Naval Station New London, CT. in 1891 to serve as receiving ship
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1892, at New London, CT.
  • Loaned to the New York State Naval Militia as training ship in 1893
  • Renamed Granite State, 30 November 1904
  • Destroyed by fire at her pier on the Hudson River in New York, 23 May 1921
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold to Mulholland Machinery Corp., for salvage
  • Final Disposition, refloated in July 1922, taken in tow to the Bay of Fundy, tow line parted, caught fire and sank off Half Way Rock, Massachusetts Bay
    Ship of the Line Specifications:
    Displacement 2,633 t.
    Length 203' 8"
    Beam 51' 4"
    Draft 21' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    four 100-pdrs
    six 9" Parrot guns
    Propulsion sail

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    USS New Hampshire
    New Hampshire 235k A powder monkey stands by one of the guns of USS New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C. between 1864 and 1865. Powder monkeys were a part of warships' crews during the Age of Sail that carried bags of gunpowder from the powder magazine in the ship's hold to the gun crews. Powder monkeys were usually boys or young teens selected for the job for their speed and height they were short and would be hidden behind the ship's gunwale, keeping them from being shot by enemy ships' sharp shooters.
    Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress.
    Bill Gonyo
    New Hampshire 114k USS New Hampshire at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of the Paul Sherman Collection via
    Robert Hurst
    New Hampshire 875k USS New Hampshire at anchor off Newport, R.I. in 1890.
    "Pin hole" camera photos from the collection of Raymond Strout.
    Jonathan Eno
    New Hampshire 255k
    New Hampshire 833k
    New Hampshire 287k USS New Hampshire at anchor at Newport, R.I. in 1891, while serving as flagship for Admiral Stephen B. Luce's Apprentice Training Squadron. US Navy photo from "Warship Boneyards", by Kit and Carolyn Bonner. Robert Hurst
    New Hampshire 199k USS New Hampshire at anchor at the Naval Training Center, Coasters Harbor Island, Newport, R.I. between 1901 and 1904.
    Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress.
    Bill Gonyo
    New Hampshire 146k New York Naval Militia conducting bayonet drill on the dock near the decommissioned USS New Hampshire, sometime between 1893 and 1904, location unknown.
    Library of Congress, Photo # LC-USZ62-71194
    Mike Green
    Granite State
    New Hampshire 708k The first US Naval Reserves members, First Battalion, Naval Militia, New York, taken into active federal service aboard the training ship Granite State (ex-USS New Hampshire) during WWI. Robert Hurst
    New Hampshire 62k Granite State burning at her berth on the Hudson River at New York City, on 23 May 1921. Michael Mohl
    New Hampshire 42k Granite State on fire for the second time while moored in New York City. in 1922. Ron Reeves
    New Hampshire 64k Granite State after catching on fire at New York City, on 23 May 1921.
    Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (MBUAR).
    Tommy Trampp
    New Hampshire 57k Granite State sunk and listing after burning at her pier in the Hudson River on 23 May 1921.
    NYC Municipal Archives
    Mike Green
    New Hampshire 34k Granite State aground near Manchester, MA. after second fire in 1922.
    Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (MBUAR).
    Tommy Trampp

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