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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.
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 6' 6"
Speed 9 kts.
one 11" Dahlgren smoothbore gun
Wood-Lay spar torpedo equipment
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||A sketch depicting USS Squando at Charleston, South Carolina, in December 1865.
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Command Photo # NH 46296-KN.
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USS Squando / Erebus
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