U.S.S. Richmond (1860)

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U.S.S. Richmond (1860)
Builder: Norfolk Navy Yard[1]
Ordered: 3 March, 1857[2]
Laid down: 27 July, 1858[3]
Launched: 26 January, 1860[4]
Commissioned: c. 13 October, 1860[5]
Stricken: 31 June, 1919[6]
Sold: 23 July, 1919[7]
Fate: Broken up
U.S.S. Richmond was a screw sloop completed for the U.S. Navy in 1860.

Construction

Richmond's hull was designed by Samuel T. Hartt. Her machinery was designed by Samuel Archbold and constructed at the Washington Navy Yard.[8]

Service

Her original engines proved unsuccessful and they were replaced by ones designed by Benjamin F. Isherwood at the Washington Navy Yard during 1864 and 1865.[9]

Richmond served as a receiving ship at League Island Navy Yard from 1894 through 1903 and Norfolk Navy Yard from 1903 until 1919. She was stricken on on 31 June, 1919, sold on 23 July, 1919, and broken up at Philadelphia.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1872

  • two 100-pounder muzzle-loading rifles
  • twelve 9-inch smoothbores
  • one 20-pounder breech-loading rifle

1878

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

1897

  • nil

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 64.
  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. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 63.
  8. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 64.
  9. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 64.
  10. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  11. Register of Officers, 1880. p. 9.
  12. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 9.
  13. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  14. Register of Officers, 1895. p. 6.
  15. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  16. List and Station, July 1900. p. 5.
  17. Register of Officers, 1901. p. 8.
  18. List and Station, July 1902. p. 8.

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. Richmond