Lackawanna Class Sloop (1862)

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Two Lackawanna class sloops were completed for the United States Navy in 1863. Both survived into the first years of the "New Navy" era.

Overview of two vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Fate
Lackawanna New York NYd Early 1862 8 Aug, 1862 8 Jan, 1863 Sold 30 Jul, 1887
Ticonderoga New York NYd Mid-1862 16 Oct, 1862 12 May, 1863 Sold 5 Aug, 1887

Design & Construction

Part of a group of six similar but not identical sloops ordered in October 1861, based on the Ossipee class but increased in length to incorporate a third pivot gun. All six sloops had identical machinery designed by Benjamin F. Isherwood. The Lackawannas' hulls were designed by Naval Constructor Benjamin F. Delano under direction from John Lenthall.[1]



See individual articles.

See Also


  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. pp. 67-68.


  • 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.

Lackawanna Class Screw Sloop
  Lackawanna Ticonderoga