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Hydra (1869 - 1874)
USS Tunxis (1864 - 1869)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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Casco Class Light-draft Monitor:
Built in 1863-64 by Reaney, Son, and Archbold, Chester, PA.
Launched, 4 June 1864
Commissioned, USS Tunxis, 12 July 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Decommissioned in September 1864, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Laid up, 12 July 1866, at League Island, Philadelphia
Renamed Hydra 15 June 1869
Renamed Ostego 10 August 1869
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, broken up in 1874
Displacement 614 t.
Length 208' 9"
Draft 6' 6"
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||USS Tunxis at anchor off Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1864.
From the 1884 Publication "THE SOLDIER IN OUR CIVIL WAR" BY Frank Leslie
USS Tunxis (I)
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