U.S.S. Pensacola (1859)

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U.S.S. Pensacola (1860)
Builder: Pensacola Navy Yard
Washington Navy Yard[1]
Ordered: 3 March, 1857[2]
Laid down: March 1858[3]
Launched: 15 August, 1859[4]
Commissioned: 16 September, 1861[5]
Decommissioned: 6 December, 1911[6]
Stricken: 23 December, 1911[7]
Sold: 19 February, 1912[8]
Fate: Burnt May 1912[9]
U.S.S. Pensacola was a screw sloop completed for the U.S. Navy in 1861.

Construction

Her hull was designed by John Lenthall, and she was launched at the Pensacola Navy Yard on 15 August, 1859. She was commissioned briefly on 5 December, 1859 for transit to Washington Navy Yard, where her machinery had been built, and was decommissioned on 31 January, 1860 for completion.[10]

Service

Commissioned for service on 16 September, 1861.[11]

Pensacola was out of commission from 18 April, 1892 through 22 November, 1898 when she was recommissioned as a training ship in 1898. She was out of commission again from 3 May, 1899 through 14 July, 1901, then became a receiving ship at San Francisco in 1901.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[30]

1871

  • two 11-inch smoothbores
  • eighteen 9-inch smoothbores
  • two 60-pounder muzzle-loading rifles

1885

  • twelve 9-inch smoothbores
  • two 80-pounder breech-loading rifles
  • two 60-pounder breech-loading rifles
  • two 20-pounder breech-loading rifles

1893

  • nil

1901

  • one 4-inch breech-loading rifle

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. The New Navy. p. 2.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  8. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  10. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  11. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  12. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  13. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 9.
  14. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  15. Register of Officers, 1890. p. 6.
  16. Register of Officers, 1892. p. 6.
  17. Register of Officers, 1892. p. 6.
  18. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  19. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  20. Register of Officers, 1899. p. 139.
  21. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  22. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 10.
  23. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 10.
  24. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 10.
  25. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 16.
  26. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 16.
  27. Register of Officers, 1910. p. 14.
  28. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  29. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 12.
  30. 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.
  • 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.


Screw Sloop U.S.S. Pensacola