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Niobe (1869)
Waxsaw (1863 - 1869)

Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
  • Laid down in March 1863, by A & W. Denmead & Sons, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 4 May 1865
  • Completed 21 October 1865
  • Delivered to the US Navy at Philadelphia Navy Yard for lay up
  • Renamed Niobe, 15 June 1869
  • Renamed Waxsaw again, 10 August 1869
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping at New York City, 25 August 1875 to John Roach
    Displacement 1,487 t.
    Length 225'
    Beam 45'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 60
    two 11" Dahlgren smoothbore guns
    Propulsion steam

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