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USS Ethan Allen (I)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal


Bark:
  • Built in 1859 at Boston, MA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Navy, 23 August 1861
  • Commissioned, 3 October 1861, at Boston, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant W. B. Eaton in command
  • During Ethan Allen's first cruise, 27 October 1861 to 30 March 1863, she patrolled in the Gulf of Mexico capturing eight prizes, and destroying salt works along the Florida coast
  • At Boston under repair from 22 June to 28 October 1863
  • After repairs Ethan Allen cruised along the New England coast to protect merchantmen and fishing craft from Southern cruisers
  • She joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Port Royal, S.C., 26 November
  • During the following year and a half, she patrolled the Carolina coast, and for several months served as practice ship for junior officers of her squadron
  • Decommissioned, 26 June 1865, at Portsmouth, N.H. and was sold 20 July 1865
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 556 t.
    Length 153'6"
    Beam 35'1"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 13'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 90
    Armament six 32-pdrs
    Propulsionsail

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