Albany Class Sloop (1864)
Two of the four Albany class sloops were still in service with the U.S. Navy into the 1880s.
|Overview of four vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Albany||Portsmouth NYd||1864||3 Dec, 1864||14 Mar, 1868||Sold 12 Dec, 1872|
|Worcester||Boston NYd||1864||25 Aug, 1866||27 Feb, 1871||Sold 27 Sep, 1883|
|Severn||New York NYd||Oct 1864||22 Dec, 1867||27 Aug, 1869||Sold 2 Mar, 1877|
|Congress||Philadelphia NYd||1865||17 Jul, 1868||4 Mar, 1870||Sold 27 Sep, 1883|
Design & Construction
Described as "clipper ship sloops", the Albanys were ordered in conjunction with the Wampanoags and the Guerrieres for ocean service. Compared to the latter design, they were described as being "of less size but with equal machiner and intended for greater speed." Initially planned as a ten ship class, only four were completed.
See individual articles.
- Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 69.
- Bauer, K. Jack and Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. New York: Greenwood Press.
- Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: Civil War Navies, 1855-1883. New York: Routledge.
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
|Albany Class Screw Sloop|