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New Orleans (I)

Ship-of-the Line:
  • Laid down, 15 December, 1814 by Henry Eckford, Adam and Noah Brown at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., as the first Ship-of-the-Line intended for the US Navy
  • New Orleans was intended for use on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812
  • Construction was halted in March 1815 upon conclusion of peace with Great Britain, the Treaty of Ghent required New Orleans to de-masted with in one year of the treaty signing
  • New Orleans remained on the stocks, housed over, until sold, 24 September 1883 to H. Wilkinson, Jr., of Syracuse, New York."
    Displacement 2,805 t.
    Length 347'
    Beam 56'
    Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament never installed
    sixty-three long 32-pdrs
    twenty-four 32-pdrs
    Propulsion never installed
    three 250 ft masts
    sail, 100,000 sq ft

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    New Orleans 40k Painting in oil of the incomplete ship-of-the-line New Orleans on the stocks at Sackets Harbor, New York, 1883, artist unknown. Courtesy Carolina Naturally Robert Hurst
    New Orleans
    NH 65000
    179k New Orleans on the builders ways at Sackets Harbor, New York. Never launched, she was sold for breaking up in 1883. These photographs was probably taken about that time. The top image is the stereocard. "The 80 gun ship, New Orleans, built in 1814, in 27 days at Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; Hart photographer, Watertown, N.Y."
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #'s NH 65000 and NH 73104. Courtesy of Mr. Charles Taylor, Boston, 1933.
    Tommy Trampp
    New Orleans
    NH 73104

    New Orleans
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