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USS Chattanooga (I)


Screw Steamer:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the screw steamer Chattanooga by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched 13 October 1864
  • Completed by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Commissioned USS Chattanooga, 16 May 1866, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, CAPT. J. P. McKinstry in command
  • After final trials in August 1866, Chattanooga, returned to the Navy Yard where she was decommissioned 3 September 1866
  • Chattanooga remained inactive there and at League Island
  • In December 1871 she was holed by floating ice and sunk at her dock at League Island
  • Final Disposition, hulk was sold in January 1872
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,233 t
    Length 315'
    Beam 46'
    Draft 20'6"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Speed 14 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    eight 8" smoothbores
    three 60-pdr rifles
    two 24-pdr howitzers
    Sail Plan ship rig
    Propulsion
    tw0 horizontal back-acting steam engines
    eight boilers
    single screw

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    Chattanooga 77k USS Chattanooga under way. Halftone reproduction "From an India ink drawing loaned by Mr. Charles H. Cramp", depicting the ship as originally designed, before installation of a bowsprit.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 55209
    Robert Hurst
    Chattanooga 77k USS Chattanooga under way. Pencil sketch by Midshipman Thomas P. Wilson, August 1866, showing the ship at the time of her trials.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 55210. Courtesy of George R. Babcock.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Chattanooga (I)
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