Wilmington Class Gunboat (1895)
From The Dreadnought Project
Two Wilmington class gunboats were completed for the United States Navy in 1897.
|Overview of two vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Name||Hull No.||Builder||Laid Down||Launched||Commissioned||Fate|
|Wilmington||PG-8||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company||8 Oct, 1894||19 Oct, 1895||13 May, 1897||Sold 30 Dec, 1946|
|Helena||PG-9||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company||11 Oct, 1894||30 Jan, 1896||8 Jul, 1897||Sold 7 Jul, 1934|
- eight 4-inch/40 caliber
- four 6-pounders
- four 1-pounders
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 165.
- 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: 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.
|Wilmington Class Gunboat|
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