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USS Galatea (I)
Built, date unknown, at New York by J.B. and J. D. Van Dusen Master Builders
Purchased by the Navy, 31 July 1863, from the Neptune Steamship Co.
Commissioned USS Galatea, 29 January 1864, CDR. John Guest in command
During the Civil War USS Galatea joined the West Indies Squadron, 29 February 1864
Galatea was assigned to convoy protection to California mail steamers between New York and Aspinwall, Panama
Reassigned, 10 November 1864, to convoy California mail steamers from Cap Haitian through the Windward Passage
Found unfit for convoy duty, Galatea was reassigned to Key West to provide protection for American citizens in Haiti
Decommissioned 12 July 1865, at New York
Sold, 15 August 1865, to the Haitian government
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,244 t.
Length 209' 6"
Beam 35' 6"
Depth of Hold 20' 8"
Speed 10 kts
eight 32-pdr guns
one 100-pdr gun
two 30-pdr guns
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||Paymaster Albert W. Bacon was appointed Acting Assistant Paymaster 7 November 1863. He served aboard the USS Galatea in the West India Squadron from 1863 to 1865.
Image from the collections of the US Library of Congress.
USS Galatea (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Guest, John||29 January 1864 - 9 November 1864|
|02||CDR. Nicholson, Somerville||9 November 1864 - 12 July 1865|
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