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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"
    Beam 46'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 16' 8"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 325
    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')
    four boilers
    single propeller

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    Guerriere (II) 99k 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
    Robert Hurst

    USS Guerriere (II)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

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