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Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
  • Laid down, date unknown, by Curtis & Tilden, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy at Boston Navy Yard, 22 July 1865
  • Laid up in ordinary, 10 November 1865, at Boston Navy Yard
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 November 1875
    Displacement 1,487 t.
    Length 225'
    Beam 45'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 60
    one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore gun
    Wood-Lay spar torpedo equipment
    Propulsion steam

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    Shawnee 127k Shawnee and Wassuc laid up at Boston Navy Yard, circa 1871-72. USS Miantonomoh is at the extreme right, housed over. The original photograph is the left side of a stereograph pair. Courtesy of Louis H. Smaus, 1986.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 100992
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