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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"
Draft 16' 6"
Speed 11.5 kts
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
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||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.
||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.
||1867 Carte De Visite Photograph of USS Plymouth at anchor at Toulon, France.
USS Plymouth (II)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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