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USS Sea Gull (I)

Sidewheel Gunboat:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the river steamer Enterprise by the Connecticut Steam Boat Company, Hartford, CT.
  • Launched in November 1818
  • Purchased by the Navy in December 1822
  • Commissioned USS Sea Gull, date unknown, LT John C. Newton in command
  • USS Sea Gull was the second steamship of the US Navy and the first to serve actively as a warship
  • Sea Gull was assigned to the West Indies Squadron to suppress pirate activity
  • Surveyed in July 1825 and found unfit for further sea duty
  • Assigned to duty as receiving ship at Philadelphia
  • Sold in 1840
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 150 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament five guns
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Sea Gull 238k Water color by David Harrison Wright of USS Sea Gull underway.
    Courtesy Key West Maritime Historical Society.
    Tommy Trampp
    Sea Gull 392k Image of USS Sea Gull, the Navy's first steam-propelled man-of-war to engage in actual warfare.
    From "Pictorial History of American Ships, On the High Seas & Inland Waters" (1953)
    Tommy Trampp

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