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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.
Depth of Hold unknown
Draft 6' 6"
Speed 9 kts.
two 11" Dahlgren smoothbore guns
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Waxsaw / Niobe
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