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USS Plymouth (II)
USS Kenosha (1869)

Screw Sloop of War:
  • Laid down, 27 June 1867, as the wooden-hulled bark-rigged two funnel, screw sloop-of-war Kenosha at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1867, Hull designed by Lenthall
  • Launched, 8 August 1868
  • Commissioned USS Kenosha, 20 January 1869, Capt. William H. McComb in command
  • USS Kenosha's first assignment was with the European Station
  • Renamed USS Plymouth, 15 May 1869
  • Escorted the British steamer SS Monarch, carrying the remains of George Peabody, American merchant, financier and philanthropist, to the United States for burial
  • Plymouth returned to the Mediterranean for duty as flagship of the European Station, September 1871 to February 1872
  • Returned to the Mediterranean once more before returning home in 1873
  • Decommissioned, 28 June 1873, at Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Recommissioned, 10 October 1874 for operations along the Atlantic coast and Caribbean
  • Decommissioning, 17 May 1879 laid up in ordinary.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1884
    Displacement 2,400 t.
    Length 250' 6"
    Beam 38'
    Draft 16' 6"
    Speed 11.5 kts
    Complement 291
    one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore
    ten 9" Dahlgren smoothbores
    one 60-pdr muzzle loading rifle
    two 20-pdr muzzle loading rifles
    two horizontal Isherwood back-acting engines (50" x 3' 6"); IHP 800 = 11.5kts
    two boilers
    single propeller

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    Plymouth 73k The Peabody Funeral Fleet, January 1870 probably at Portland, Maine. The most distant ship, in right center, is HMS Monarch , which carried the body of the late philanthropist George M. Peabody home to the United States for burial. Her escort, USS Plymouth, is next closest to the camera. The twin-turret monitor is probably USS Miantonomoh, which was detailed to meet the funeral ships when they arrived in U.S. waters.
    Photo courtesy AmericanCivilWar.Com
    Tommy Trampp
    Plymouth 515k USS Plymouth at anchor. This image was formerly identified as USS Hartford
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo. from "Warships of The Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst
    Plymouth 163k USS Plymouth at anchor in European waters in the early 1870s.
    Photo courtesy Marius Bar from "Warships of The Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst
    Plymouth 105k 1867 Carte De Visite Photograph of USS Plymouth at anchor at Toulon, France. Tommy Trampp

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