U.S.S. Hartford (1858)

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U.S.S. Hartford (1858)
Hull Number: IX-13
Builder: Boston Navy Yard[1]
Ordered: 3 March, 1857[2]
Laid down: 1 January, 1858[3]
Launched: 22 November, 1858[4]
Commissioned: 27 May, 1859[5]
Decommissioned: 20 August, 1926[6]
Lost: 20 November, 1956[7]
Fate: Sank at Norfolk NYd
Broken up 1957
U.S.S. Hartford was a screw sloop commissioned into the U.S. Navy in 1859.

Construction

Hartford's hull was designed by Benjamin F. Delano, and her machinery was contracted to Harrison Loring of Boston.[8]

Service

During 1880 she was re-engined with new compound engines converted from a set originally built for the scrapped river monitor Keywadin.[9]

By 1899, she was serving as a training ship.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[25]

1872

  • two 11-inch smoothbores
  • sixteen 9-inch smoothbores
  • two 20-pounder muzzle-loading rifles

1882

  • one 8-inch muzzle-loading rifle
  • twelve 9-inch smoothbores
  • one 60-pounder breech-loading rifle
  • two 20-pounder breech-loading rifles

1894

  • thirteen 5-inch breech-loading rifles

1905

  • nine 5-inch breech-loading rifles

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  3. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  4. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  5. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  6. Silverstone. Navy of World War II. p. 286.
  7. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  8. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  9. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  10. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 9.
  11. Records of Living Officers (3th ed). p. 50.
  12. Records of Living Officers (3th ed). p. 50.
  13. List and Station, July 1900. p. 8.
  14. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 10.
  15. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 14.
  16. Register of Officers, 1908. pp. 10, 14.
  17. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  18. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 14.
  19. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 14.
  20. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  21. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  22. Register of Officers, 1914. p. 14.
  23. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 20.
  24. Register of Officers, 1919. pp. 22-23.
  25. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.

Bibliography

  • 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.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2008). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947. New York: Routledge.


Screw Sloop U.S.S. Hartford
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