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  • The first Miami was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Launched 16 November 1861 and sponsored by Miss Ann Ingersol
  • Commissioned 29 January 1862
  • Decommissioned 22 May 1865 at Philadelphia
  • Sold 10 August 1865
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 730 t.
  • Length 208'
  • Beam 33' 2"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 8 mph
  • Complement 134
  • Armament: One 80-pounder Parrott rifle, one 9" Dahlgren smoothbore and four 24 pounders
  • Propulsion: Side wheeler.
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    Miami 528k Crew photo
    U.S. Navy photo by Charles Parker
    Courtesy of Naval Records and Library

    NOTE: This photo also appears on the gunboat Mendota's page. Whether it is Miami or Mendota is a tough one. If anyone knows for sure, let us know
    Darryl Baker

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center website
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