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USS Albany (I)
Laid down in 1843 at New York Navy Yard
Launched, 27 June 1846
Commissioned United State Sloop-of-War Albany, 6 November 1846, CAPT. Samuel Livingston Breese in command
Assigned to the Home Squadron in the Gulf of Mexico in November 1846 for operations against Mexico during the Mexican War
Albany participated in General Winfield Scott's operations against Veracruz, 9 March 1845.
Because of her deep draft Albany would see little action against the Mexicans, but her crew would participate in several operations using the ships
boats to ascend the various rivers or to transport her guns to shore in support of shoreside operations
Albany headed home for repairs departing the Mexican coast on 11 July and arrived in Hampton Roads, VA., 6 August
She continued north to Boston for repairs which were completed, 27 September
Albany put to sea 10 October returning to the Gulf of Mexico to serve along the Mexican coast on blockade duty
In March 1848 she was detached and sent to Venezuela to protect American citizens there during a highly volatile constitutional crisis in that country
With the Mexican War at an end, Albany began cruising the Caribbean-West Indies region until 12 September 1848 when she returned to Norfolk
Between 15 November 1848 and the latter part of 1853, the sloop of war made three more extended deployments in the Caribbean Sea-West Indies area
Albany set sail, 12 December 1853 from Boston to sail among the islands of the West Indies and along the coast of Central America
Final Disposition, the Sloop-of-War departed Aspinwall, 29 September 1854 and was never heard from again and was listed as lost at sea with all hands
Displacement 1,064 t.
Length 163' 6"
Beam 32' 2"
Depth of Hold 17' 3"
four 8" guns
eighteen 32-pdr guns
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||Black and white drawing of the United States Sloop-of-War Albany by Master William Brady USN, copied from "Kedge Anchor"
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 611
||Black and white photo of an engraving of the United States Sloop-of-War Albany under sail (1846-1854).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 200, courtesy Courtesy of the United States Naval Institute Annapolis, MD.
||Oil painting by RADM John W. Schmidt USN (Ret) of the United States Sloop-of-War Albany (1846-54).
courtesy Courtesy of the United States Naval Institute Annapolis, MD.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 57597-KN, courtesy Mrs. C. Lathrop, 1928.
||Hand colored lithograph print of the 22 gun sloop-of-war USS Albany (I). Published between 1835 and 1856 by N. Currier.
Currier & Ives. New York a catalog raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6851. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, LC-USZC2-3126 (color film copy slide). Image is available from the United States
Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division digital ID cph.3b51000
||Portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) of CAPT. James T. Gerry, last commander of Albany, died 1855. Image courtesy Wiki
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