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Erebus (1869)
USS Squando (1865 - 1869)

Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
  • Laid down, date unknown, by McKay & Aldus at East Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 6 January 1865
  • Completed 30 March 1865
  • Delivered to the US Navy at the Boston Navy Yard, 5 April 1865
  • Commissioned, USS Squando, 6 June 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, Acting Master George H. Leinas in command
  • Assigned to service in the North Atlantic Squadron at Charleston, S. C.
  • Decommissioned, 26 May 1866, and laid up at League Island, PA.
  • Renamed Erebus, 15 June 1869
  • Renamed Squando again, 10 August 1869
  • Final Disposition, sold at League Island for scrapping in 1874
    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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    Squando 148k A sketch depicting USS Squando at Charleston, South Carolina, in December 1865.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 46296-KN.
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    USS Squando / Erebus
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