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USS Plymouth (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built by Boston Navy Yard, date unknown
Launched date unknown
Commissioned, early 1844, CDR Henry Henry in command
The sloop-of-war departed Boston, 3 April 1844, for the Mediterranean
Returned to New York, 4 October 1846
Plymouth departed New York, 13 February 1848, for the Far East
Returning to Norfolk from the East Indies, 29 January 1851
Departed Norfolk for duty on the East Indies station, 23 August 1851
Joined Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan, entering Tokyo Bay 8 July 1853, departing on the 17 July 1853
Plymouth returned to Tokyo Bay in 1854
Prior to returning to the United States Plymouth put into Shanghai support a coordinated British-American expedition against hostile forts in the area
Plymouth returned to Norfolk 11 January 1855
Reassigned as a midshipman training ship in the summers of 1855 and 1856
Tested new ordnance under the command of CDR. John A. Dahlgren in 1858
Resumed duties as a training ship for midshipmen during the summers of 1859 and 1860
Plymouth was at Norfolk for repairs during the secession crises in the winter of 1860-1861
Final Disposition, burned and scuttled at Norfolk, 20 April 1861, to prevent her capture by Confederate forces when the Navy Yard fell into their hands
Displacement 189 t.
Beam 38' 1"
Depth of Hold 17' 2"
four 8" shell guns
USS Plymouth (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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