U.S.S. Independence (1814)

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U.S.S. Independence (1814)
Builder: Edmund Hartt & Josiah Barker[1]
Ordered: 2 January, 1813[2]
Laid down: 18 August, 1813[3]
Launched: 20 June, 1814[4]
Commissioned: by 3 July, 1815[5]
Decommissioned: 3 November, 1912
Stricken: 3 September, 1913
Sold: 23 November, 1914[6]
Fate: Burnt 20 September, 1915[7]
U.S.S. Independence was a receiving ship converted from a sailing frigate which was itself a conversion of a sailing ship-of-the-line.

Construction

Service

Receiving ship at Mare Island Navy Yard from 1857 onwards. Sold on 23 November, 1914, her hulk was burnt to recover her salvagable metal fittings on 25 September, 1915.[8][9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1876

[25]

  • twenty-two 32-pounders

1888

[26]

  • one 60-pounder rifle
  • six 32-pounders

1889

[27]

  • six 32-pounders

1898

[28]

  • three 20-pounder breach-loading rifles

1900

[29]

  • two 6-pounders

1910

[30]

  • one 12-pounder

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  3. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  4. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  5. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 3.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 3.
  8. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 2.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 3.
  10. Register of Officers, 1880. p. 9.
  11. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 9.
  12. Register of Officers, August 1884. p. 10.
  13. Register of Officers, 1890. p. 6.
  14. Register of Officers, 1891. p. 6.
  15. Register of Officers, 1899. pp. 6, 139.
  16. List and Station, July 1902. p. 5.
  17. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 8.
  18. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 10.
  19. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 10.
  20. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 8.
  21. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 10.
  22. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 8.
  23. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  24. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 12.
  25. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.
  26. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.
  27. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.
  28. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.
  29. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.
  30. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 1.

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.


Receiving Ship U.S.S. Independence