Alert Class Gunboat (1874)
From The Dreadnought Project
Two of the three Alert class gunboats were still in service with the U.S. Navy during the 1880s. The third was lost in 1877.
|Overview of three vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Name||Hull No.||Builder||Laid Down||Launched||Commissioned||Fate|
|Alert||AS-4||John Roach & Sons||Sep 1873||18 Sep, 1874||27 May, 1875||Sold 29 Jul, 1922|
|Huron||—||John Roach & Sons||1873||2 Sep, 1874||15 Nov, 1875||Foundered 24 Nov, 1877|
|Harlan & Hollingsworth||1873||10 May, 1876||27 Nov, 1876||Transferred 11 Apr, 1940|
Design & Construction
- one 11-inch smoothbore
- two 9-inch smoothbores
- one 60-pounder muzzle-loading rifle
For subsequent modifications, see individual articles.
- Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
- Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 77.
- 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.
|Alert Class Gunboat|
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