U.S.S. Lancaster (1858)

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U.S.S. Lancaster (1858)
Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard[1]
Ordered: 3 March, 1857[2]
Laid down: December 1857[3]
Launched: 20 October, 1858[4]
Commissioned: 12 May, 1859[5]
Stricken: 31 December, 1915[6]
Transferred: 1 February, 1913[7]
Fate: to Public Health Service
Broken up 1933
U.S.S. Lancaster was a screw sloop completed for the U.S. Navy in 1859.

Construction

Her machinery was contracted to Reaney & Neafie.[8]

Service

Lancaster was commissioned on 12 May, 1859.

Lancaster was recommissioned in May 1898 for service as a station ship at Key West during the Spanish-American War, and remained in commission after the war as a gunnery training ship. In 1903 she was housed over and became a receiving ship at the Philadelphia Navy Yard through 1912. On 1 February, 1913 she was transferred to the United States Public Health Service for use as a quarantine ship at Reedy Island, Delaware. In 1920 the Public Health Service moved her to New York. Her time as a quarantine ship ended in 1930 and she was transferred to the Treasury Department on 29 May, 1933 and sold for breaking up the same year.[9][10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[30]

1869

  • two 11-inch smoothbores
  • twenty 9-inch smoothbores

1881

  • ten 8-inch muzzle-loading rifles
  • two 20-pounder breech-loading rifles

1888

  • ten 8-inch muzzle-loading rifles

1895

  • ten 5-inch/40 caliber
  • two 5-inch/30 caliber

1899

  • ten 5-inch/40 caliber

1905

  • nine 5-inch/40 caliber

1909

  • ten 5-inch/40 caliber

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  3. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  4. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  5. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  8. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  9. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.
  10. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  11. NavSrouce.org
  12. NavSrouce.org
  13. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  14. Register of Officers, 1892. p. 6.
  15. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  16. Register of Officers, 1897. p. 6.
  17. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  18. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  19. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  20. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  21. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 12.
  22. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 8.
  23. Register of Officers, 1905. p. 10.
  24. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 8.
  25. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 8.
  26. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 8.
  27. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 10.
  28. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 10.
  29. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  30. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 62.

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. Lancaster