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USS Shawmut (I)

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Kansas class Screw Gunboat:
  • Laid down, 2 February 1863, at Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard
  • Launched, 17 April 1863, and towed to New York Navy Yard for engine and machinery installation
  • Commissioned, USS Shawmut, 1 November 1864, at New York Navy Yard, LCDR. George U. Morris in command
  • USS Shawmut was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, at Wilmington, N.C. where she participated in the attack and capture of Fort Anderson, N.C., 18 to 20 February 1865
  • Decommissioned, 17 April 1865, at New York Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 15 June 1865, for service on the Brazil Station
  • Decommissioned, 8 December 1865, at the New York Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 12 August 1867, for service in the North Atlantic Squadron
  • Decommissioned, 7 July 1868, at New York Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 18 March 1871, for service in the North Atlantic Squadron
  • Decommissioned, 22 January 1877. at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Sold, 27 September 1877, to E. Stannard & Co., Westbrook, CT.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 593 t.
    Length 179' 6" (lbp)
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 100-pdr Parrott rifle
    two 9" Dahlgren smoothbores
    one 30-pdr Parrott rifle
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    two 12-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    Shawmut 164k USS Shawmut at anchor in the Potomac River between 1864-1877. US Navy photo from "Conways All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905". Robert Hurst

    USS Shawmut (I)
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