Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive

Hydra (1869 - 1874)
USS Tunxis (1864 - 1869)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

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"
    Beam 37"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 69
    two guns
    Propulsion steam

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    Casco 88k USS Tunxis at anchor off Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1864.
    From the 1884 Publication "THE SOLDIER IN OUR CIVIL WAR" BY Frank Leslie
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Tunxis (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Casco-class monitor
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Old Navy" Steam and Sail Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 20 May 2016