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Gorgon (1869)
Naubuc (I)

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.
    Length 225'
    Beam 45' 3"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 7' 1"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 60
    one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore gun
    Wood-Lay spar torpedo equipment
    Propulsion steam

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    Casco 167k Plan of the spar torpedo arrangement and platform designed for installation on the;
    USS Casco
    USS Chimo
    USS Napa
    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.
    Robert Hurst

    Nubuc (I) / Grogon / Minnetonka
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