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USS Maumee (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Gunboat:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at New York Navy
  • Launched, 2 July 1863
  • Commissioned, USS Maumee, 29 September 1864, LCDR. Ralph Chandler in command
  • During the Civil War USS Maumee was assigned to the NOrth Atlantic Blockading Squadron
  • From 8 to 26 November Maumee participated in the search for Confederate cruiser CSS Tallahassee
  • Participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher at Wilmington, N.C. in December 1864 and January 1865
  • Supported Army operations on the Cape Fear River and James River in February and March 1865
  • Decommissioned, 17 June 1865, at Philadelphia
  • Possibly reactivated for special service in the Pacific, LCDR. William Barker Cushing, in command
  • Sold, 15 December 1869, to Mr. Landstein of Hong Kong
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 593 t.
    Length 190'
    Beam 29'
    Depth unknown
    Draft 11' 3"
    Speed 11.5 kts
    Complement 96
    Armament
    one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    four 24-pdrs
    one 12-pdr rifle
    Propulsion steam

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    Maumee 94k "Bombardment of Fort Fisher" "Jan. 15th 1865"
    Lithograph after a drawing by T.F. Laycock, published by Endicott & Co., New York, 1865, depicting the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in preparation for its capture. The print is dedicated to Commodore S.W. Godon, USN. Ships present, as named on the original print, are (from left to right in the main battle line):
    USS Tacony;
    USS Maumee;
    USS Ticonderoga;
    USS Shenandoah;
    USS Tuscarora;
    USS Juniata;
    USS Wabash;
    USS Susquehanna;
    USS Colorado;
    USS Minnesotaa;
    USS Brooklyn;
    USS New Ironsides and
    USS Mohican.
    Ships in the foreground are (left to right, from the center of the view):
    USS Powhatan;
    USS Mackinaw;
    USS Vanderbilt and
    USS Malvern (Flagship of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter).
    Monitors in the right middle distance are:
    USS Monadnock (with two turrets);
    USS Mahopac;
    USS Saugus and
    USS Canonicus.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # LC-USZ62-144 from the collections of the Library of Congress.
    Bill Gonyo

    USS Maumee (I)
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