U.S.S. Monocacy (1864)

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U.S.S. Monocacy (1864)
Builder: A. & W. Denmead[1]
Laid down: late 1863[2]
Launched: 14 Dec, 1864[3]
Commissioned: 11 May, 1866[4]
Stricken: 22 Jun, 1903[5]
Sold: 1 Oct, 1903[6]
U.S.S. Monocacy was one of two Mohongo Class side-wheel gunboats completed for the U.S. Navy that survived into the "New Navy" era.

Service

Her shallow draught and the lack of any purpose-built river gunboats in U.S. Navy service ensured her survival, as she and her sister Ashuelot proved uniquely suited to carry out duties on the Yangtze River.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[9]

1869

  • four 8-inch smoothbores
  • two 60-pounder muzzle-loading rifles
  • two 20-pounder muzzle-loading rifles

1889

  • four 8-inch smoothbores
  • two 60-pounder breech-loading rifles

1900

  • four 1-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 131.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 82.
  3. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 82.
  4. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 82.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 3.
  6. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 82.
  7. Friedman. U.S. Small Combatants. p. 418.
  8. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 12.
  9. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 82.

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).
  • Friedman, Norman (1987). U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute 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.


Mohongo Class Side-wheel Gunboat
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