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USS Boston (IV)
Sloop of War:
Laid down, date unknown, at Boston Navy Yard
Launched, 15 October 1825
Commissioned early in 1826 (probably 4 January 1826), Master Commandant Beekman V. Hoffman in command
Between 1826 and 1829, USS Boston served on the Brazil Station to protect American shipping in the area
In 1830 Boston was reassigned to the Mediterranean Sea
Decommissioned in 1832 at Charlestown, MA., for repairs
Recommissioned, 29 June 1836, Master Commandant Bladen Dulany in command
Assigned to the West Indies to protect American interests in the region
Decommissioned, 13 May 1839, at New York Navy Yard, for repairs
Recommissioned, 19 October 1840, CDR. John C. Long in command
Assigned to the East Indies Squadron, while at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, departing February 1841 for the Far East, arrived at Macao, 22 March 1842
Decommissioned, at Boston in August 1843
Recommissioned, 27 October 1843, CDR. Garrett J. Pendergrast in command, for duty with Brazil Squadron
Decommissioned, 10 February 1846, at New York Navy Yard, for repairs
Recommissioned in late fall 1846, CDR. George Pearson in command, for duty with the Home Squadron blockading the east coast of Mexico
Final Disposition, ran aground, 15 November 1846, on Eleuthera Island during a storm, wrecked beyond salvage, all hands survived the disaster
Displacement 700 t.
Length between Perpendiculars 127'
Beam 33' 9"
Speed 11 kts
twenty 24-pdrs smoothbores
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||Painting by Rod Claudius, Rome Italy (1962). of USS Boston. Painting was displayed aboard USS Boston (CAG-1).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photos # NH 86690-KN. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
USS Boston (IV)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 9 November 2012
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