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Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
Laid down, date unknown, by Union Iron Works Williamsburgh, N. Y.
Launched, 19 October 1864
Converted to a torpedo boat, 4th class
Completed, 27 March 1865, at New York Iron Shipyard, New York, N.Y.
Commissioned, USS Naubuc, 27 March 1865, Acting Master Gilbert Dayton in command
Ordered laid up, 27 June 1865, at New York Navy Yard
Renamed Gorgon, 15 June 1869, then Minnetonka, 10 August 1869
Final Disposition, broken up by Harlan arid Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE. in 1875
Displacement 1,175 t.
Beam 45' 3"
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 7' 1"
Speed 9 kts.
one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore gun
Wood-Lay spar torpedo equipment
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USS Naubuc and
USS Modoc, circa
1864. The original drawing is in the records of the Bureau of Ships at the U.S. National Archives. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo # NH 55203.
Nubuc (I) / Grogon / Minnetonka
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