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  • The first Maratanza was built in 1861 at the Boston Navy Yard
  • Launched 26 November 1861
  • Commissioned USS Maratanza 12 April 1862 at Boston, MA
  • Decommissioned 21 June 1865 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sold in August 1868 to A. B. and C. W. Lewis
  • She subsequently served as a Haitian gunboat under the names Salnave and Union
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 786 t.
  • Length 209'
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 9' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: One 100-pounder, one 9" Dahlgren smoothbore and four 24 pounders
  • Propulsion: Steam, side wheeler.
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    Maratanza 136k 4 July 1862
    James River, VA
    Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR G. H. Scott, USN12 April 1862
    02CDR Thomas Holdup Stevens, USN - Retired as RADM1862
    03LCDR Milton Haxton, USN1864

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