Albany Class Sloop (1864)

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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
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Fate
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.[1]



See individual articles.

See Also


  1. 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 and
  • 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.

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