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USS Guerriere (II)
Java Class Screw Sloop:
Laid down in 1864 at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA.
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, 9 September 1865
Commissioned USS Guerriere, 21 May 1867, CDR. Thomas Corbin, in command
USS Guerriere was assigned as flagship of the South Atlantic from 1867 to 17 June 1869
Decommissioned, 29 July 1869, at New York Navy Yard
Recommissioned, 10 August 1870, at New York
Assigned to transported the body of the late Admiral David G. Farragut from Portsmouth, N. H. to New York in September 1870
Assigned to the Mediterranean Squadron in December 1870
Decommissioned, and laid up in ordinary, 22 March 1872, at New York Navy Yard
Sold 12 December 1872, at New York Navy Yard to D. Buchler of New York
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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 Globe Iron Works horizontal back-acting engines (60" x 3')
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||USS Guerriere (II) at date and location unknown. Guerriere remained in service for less than five years. She was named after a British ship captured by the USS Constellation in 1812.
Photo courtesy INRO (International Naval Research Organization), US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Guerriere (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 28 June 2013
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