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Antietam (I)

Java class Screw Sloop:
  • Laid down in 1864 at Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  • Completed in 1869 as an equipment storeship
  • Antietam served as storeship and Marine barracks at League Island, PA., from 1876 to 1888
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold, 8 September 1888, to Mr. C.H. Gregory, Thomaston, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 3,953 t.
    Length 312' 6"
    Beam unknown
    Draft 18' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam and sail

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    Antietam 115k A glass plate photo of the uncompleted frigate Antietam serving as a stores hulk/marine barracks at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1884. The building in the background is Quarters A, the Navy Yard commandant's house, completed in 1875 and still standing.
    Photo from Philadelphia Library Company.
    David Wright
    Antietam 112k Midshipmen from the Naval Academy Class of 1905 receive instruction in the sail rigging from the Seamanship Department's model of USS Antietam, circa 1904. The officer may be LCDR. H. A. Bispham.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51491
    Robert Hurst
    Antietam 118k Model of the Java class steam sloop USS Antietam on display at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Richard Dunn

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