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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"
    Depth unknown
    Draft 16'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 125
    twenty 24-pdrs smoothbores
    Propulsion sail

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    Boston (IV) 57k 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.
    Tommy Trampp

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