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USS Lackawanna (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Sloop-of-War:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at New York Navy Yard
  • Launched, 9 August 1862
  • Commissioned USS Lackawanna, 8 January 1863, CAPT. John B. Marchand in command
  • During the Civil War USS Lackawanna was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron at Pensacola
    Captured SS Neptune, 14 June 1863, and SS Planter, 15 June 1863, off Mobile Bay
    Participated in the 5 August 1864 attack of Mobile Bay, ramming CSS Tennessee
  • Decommissioned at New York Navy Yard, 20 July 1865
  • Recommissioned, 7 May 1866, CDR. William Reynolds in command for assignment to the Pacific, arrived Honolulu 9 February 1867
  • Decommissioned, 10 February 1871, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 8 May 1872, for assignment to the Far Fast
  • Decommissioned, 23 April 1875, at San Francisco, CA., in ordinary for two brief periods during next 12 years, continuing to operate in the Pacific
  • Finally decommissioned, 7 April 1885, at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Sold. 30 July 1887, to W. T. Garratt & Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,533 t.
    Length 237'
    Beam 38' 2"
    Depth unknown
    Draft 16' 3"
    Speed 10.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    two 12-pdr howitzers
    two 12-pdr rifles
    one 150-pdr Parrott rifle
    one 50-pdr Dahlgren rifle
    two 11" Dahlgren smoothbores
    two 9" Dahlgren smoothbores
    Propulsion steam and sail
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    Lackawanna 136k USS Lackawanna and USS Richmond stripped for action, at Pensacola, Florida, on 3 August 1864, just prior to the Battle of Mobile Bay. .
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51184.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 269k Sketch, probably by 3rd Assistant Engineer Robert Weir, of USS Richmond, depicting USS Lackawanna, Captain John B. Marchand in command, ramming the Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee as she steamed up Mobile Bay toward the Federal fleet.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 1284.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 266k Woodcut by Roberts, circa 1866, entitled "Capture of the Ram Tennessee by Farragut (Mobile Bay)". It depicts CSS Tennessee being rammed by a U.S. Navy steam sloop, either USS Monongahela or USS Lackawanna.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 65707.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 230k Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 17 September 1864. Entitled "Admiral Farragut's Fleet Bombarding Fort Morgan, August 22, 1864", it depicts from left to right);
    USS Lackawanna,
    USS Manhattan,
    USS Octorara,
    USS Brooklyn,
    USS Winnebago and
    USS Richmond. Fort Morgan is shown in the right center distance, and a battery is at the far left
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59150.
    USNH&CC
    Battle of Mobile Bay 179k Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Line engraving after an artwork by J.O. Davidson, published in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War", Volume 4, page 378. Entitled "Surrender of the Tennessee,' Battle of Mobile Bay", it depicts CSS Tennessee in the center foreground, surrounded by the Union warships (from left to right): USS Lackawanna, USS Winnebago, USS Ossipee, USS Brooklyn, USS Itasca, USS Richmond, USS Hartford and USS Chickasaw. Fort Morgan is shown in the right distance. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 1276 Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. Gift of Henry Huddleston Rogers, 1930.
    Lackawanna 295k Sketch of USS Lackawanna off Mobile, Alabama, 24 September 1863. Sketch from the private papers of William M.C. Philbrick, Carpenter's Mate, USS Portsmouth.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51186.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 137k USS Lackawanna, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51183
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 262k Battalion dress parade from USS Lackawanna in front of the American consulate at Yokohama, Japan. A.G. Kellogg, commanding, circa 1872-75.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 581. Presented by Major General J.T. Myers USMC, May 1934.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 355k USS Lackawanna crew, 1880.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # UA06.02.01. Captain Wells L. Field Collection.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 309k USS Lackawanna crew at quarters for inspection, circa September 1880 to September 1881.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51189. Courtesy of Rear Admiral A.P. Niblack, 1933.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 89k USS Lackawanna at anchor in San Francisco Bay in 1873.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51187.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 154k USS Lackawanna at Mare Island in 1881. The ship was configured thus between 1872-85, with four ports forward of the forward pivot port, which is shown closed, and ship rig.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 516. Courtesy of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, MC USN.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 89k USS Lackawanna at anchor, probably taken on her 1880 cruise to South American ports.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 91774. Courtesy Capt. Wells L. Field, USN (RET), from collection of Dr. Louis Duncan.
    USNH&CC
    Lackawanna 81k Midshipman Charles A. Gove, USN assigned to USS Lackawanna, 1881. Photograph by F. M. Zuller.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 49365. Courtesy of Mrs. A. P. Niblack, Widow of Admiral A. P. Niblack, 1931
    USNH&CC

    USS Lackawanna (I)
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, Official reports of Rear Admiral David G. Farragut
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