U.S.S. Brooklyn (1858)

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U.S.S. Brooklyn (1858)
Builder: Westervelt & Sons[1]
Ordered: 3 March, 1857[2]
Laid down: 1857[3]
Launched: 27 July, 1858[4]
Commissioned: 26 January, 1859[5]
Decommissioned: 14 May, 1889[6]
Sold: 25 May, 1891[7]
U.S.S. Brooklyn was a screw sloop completed for the U.S. Navy in 1859.

Construction

Brooklyn was one of the few major U.S. Navy warships built by a private firm during the pre-Civil War era, being built by the Jacob A. Westervelt & Sons of New York City. Her machinery was contracted to the Fulton Iron Works.[8]

Service

Fitted with a complete spar deck in 1869-1870 on the orders of Admiral David D. Porter, but this was subsequently removed in 1879-1881.[9]

Served with the Asiatic Squadron from 1886 until she was decommissioned on 14 May, 1889.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[14]

1874

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

1881

  • one 8-inch muzzle-loading rifle
  • twelve 9-inch smoothbores
  • one 60-pounder breech-loading rifle
  • two 20-pounder 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. 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. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  11. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 9.
  12. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  13. Register of Officers, 1889. p. 6.
  14. 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. Brooklyn