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Stromboli (1869)
Wassuc (1864 - 1869)

Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
  • Laid down in June 1865 at George W. Lawrence & Co., Portland ME.
  • Launched, 25 July 1865
  • Completed and delivered to the US Navy at Boston Navy Yard for lay up, 28 October 1865
  • Renamed Stromboli, 15 June 1869
  • Renamed, Wassuc, again on 10 August 1869
  • 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 Wassuc and Shawnee 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
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Wassuc 245k Wassuc. Hand-colored construction drawing of shot lifter fittings for the light-draft monitor's gun turret. This drawing is stamped "Light Draught Monitors General Inspector Office. Sheet No.79", is dated 20 February 1864 and signed by Alban C. Stimers, General Inspector. Note that this plan shows the turret outfitted with one XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore gun (left) and one 150-pounder (8-inch) Parrott rifled gun.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 94045-KN
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

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