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USS Neptune (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built as the wooden hull steamer Neptune, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy, 17 July 1863, at New York from William P. Williamson, of the Neptune Steamship Co.
Delivered to the government at New York Navy Yard 3 September
Commissioned, USS Neptune, 19 December 1863
Departing New York on 9 January 1864, Neptune joined the West India Squadron and was employed principally in convoying the California steamers through
the West Indies.
Decommissioned at New York, 31 May 1865
Sold at auction at New York 12 July 1865 to John Henderson, redocumented SS Allegany
Final Disposition, wrecked in a fog off Long Island, New York, 5 December 1865
Displacement 1,244 t.
Depth of Hold 20'8"
Speed 11 kts
two 30-pdr Parrott rifles
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||Watercolor of SS Allegany by Erik Heyl, 1950, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I. This steamship
served as USS Neptune during 1863-1865 and was lost in December 1865, shortly after entering commercial service under the name Allegany.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 63862, Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
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USS Neptune (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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