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USS Delaware (V)
USS Piscataqua (I) (1867 - 1869)
Java Class Screw Sloop:
Laid downin 1864 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME.
Hulls designed by Delano and engines by Isherwood
Built of unseasoned wood and with diagonal iron bracing and decayed quickly
Ship rigged with two funnels
Launched, 11 June 1866
Commissioned USS Piscataqua, 21 October 1867, CAPT. Daniel Ammen in command
USS Piscataqua served as flagship for the Asiatic Station from 1868 to 1869
Name changed to USS Delaware, 15 May 1869
Decommissioned, 3 December 1870, at New York Navy Yard
Final Disposition, foundered at wharf, New York Navy Yard, in 1875, sold for scrapping in February 1877
Displacement 2,400 t.(lt) 3,934 t.(fl)
Length 312' 6"
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 16' 8"
Speed 12 kts
two 100-pdr muzzle loading rifles
one 60-pdr muzzle loading rifle
two 20-pdr muzzle loading rifles
sixteen 9" smoothbores
two Woodruff & Beach of Hartford, CT. horizontal back-acting engines (60" x 3')
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||USS Delaware (V) (ex- USS Piscataqua (I)) at anchor in the harbor at Shanghai, China in 1869 with her funnels lowered. Photo courtesy of Martin Holbrook Collection. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Center.
USS Piscataqua (I) / USS Delaware (V)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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