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USS Iris (III)
ex
Shiloh (1863 - 1869)


Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
  • Laid down in June 1863 at Charles W. McCordat Sr. St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched, 14 July 1865
  • Completed and delivered to the US Navy at Mound City, IL. for lay up in 1866
  • Renamed Iris, 15 June 1869
  • Moved to New Orleans and laid up there
  • Commissioned, USS Iris, 17 September 1874
  • Decommissioned and laid up at New Orleans, 15 October 1874
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1874
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,487 t.
    Length 225'
    Beam 45'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 60
    Armament
    two 11" Dahlgren smoothbore gun
    Propulsion steam

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