Ships
of the
U.S. Navy 

The Mid-Nineteenth Century
1820-1860

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60- TOP

1820-1825
During this period all the lake ships were adjudged ruinous and useless for repair and were stricken from the lists,

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

Pennsylvania (line of battle ship)

120

 

Brandywine (frigate)

44

 

Columbia (frigate)

44

 

Savannah (frigate)

44

 

Raritan (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

 

Additions & Captures:

North Carolina (line of battle ship)

86

Built

Delaware (line of battle ship)

86

Built

Ohio (line of battle ship)

86

Built

Potomac (frigate)

44

Built

Alligator (schooner)

12

Built

Dolphin (schooner)

12

Built

Porpoise (schooner)

12

Built

Grampus (schooner)

12

Built

Shark (schooner)

12

Built

 

Losses:

Louisiana

16

Broken up

Enterprise

12

Wrecked off Little Curaçao, 1823

Alligator

12

Wrecked on Carysfort reef, 1823

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1825-1830

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

Pennsylvania (line of battle ship)

120

 

Cumberland (frigate)

44

 

Columbia (frigate)

44

 

Savannah (frigate)

44

 

Raritan (frigate)

44

 

St. Lawrence (frigate)

44

 

Sabine (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Hudson (heavy frigate)

44

Purchased from Greece

Brandywine (heavy frigate)

44

Built

Boston (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Natchez (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Concord (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Peacock (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Vincennes (light sloop)

18

Built

Fairfield (light sloop)

18

Built

Falmouth (light sloop)

18

Built

Vandalia (light sloop)

18

Built

St. Louis (light sloop)

18

Built

Warren (light sloop)

18

Built

Lexington (light sloop)

18

Built

 

Losses:

Alert

18

Broken up

Nonsuch

12

Broken up

Peacock

18

Broken up

Fulton

30

Blown up, 1829

Spark

14

Sold out of service

Hornet

18

Wrecked off Tampico, 1829

John Adams

24

Broken up

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1830-1835

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

Pennsylvania (line of battle ship)

120

 

Cumberland (frigate)

44

 

Columbia (frigate)

44

 

Savannah (frigate)

44

 

Raritan (frigate)

44

 

St. Lawrence (frigate)

44

 

Sabine (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

Macedonian (light frigate)

36

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Fulton (steamer)

30

Built

John Adams

18

Built

Enterprise

10

Built

Experiment

10

Built

Boxer

10

Built

 

Losses:

Macedonian

36

Broken up

Porpoise

12

Lost in West Indies

Dolphin

12

Sold out of service

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1835-1840

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

Cumberland (frigate)

44

 

Savannah (frigate)

44

 

Raritan (frigate)

44

 

St. Lawrence (frigate)

44

 

Sabine (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Pennsylvania (line of battle ship)

120

Built

Columbia (frigate)

44

Built

Macedonian (light frigate)

36

Built

Cyane (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Levant (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Decatur (brig)

16

Built

Marion (brig)

16

Built

Preble (brig)

16

Built

Dale (brig)

16

Built

Yorktown (brig)

16

Built

Dolphin (schooner)

10

Built

Porpoise (schooner)

10

Built

 

Losses:

Cyane

24

Broken up

Congress

38

Broken up

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1840-1845

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

St. Lawrence (frigate)

44

 

Sabine (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

Albany (heavy sloop)

22

 

Germantown (heavy sloop)

22

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Mississippi (steam sloop)

10

Built

Missouri (steam sloop)

10

Built

Union (steam sloop)

6

Built

Princeton (steam sloop)

10

Built

Cumberland (frigate)

44

Built

Savannah (frigate)

44

Built

Raritan (frigate)

44

Built

Congress (frigate)

44

Built

Saratgoa (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Portsmouth (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Plymouth (heavy sloop)

22

Built

St. Marys (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Jamestown (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Somers (brig)

10

Built

Truxtun (brig)

10

Built

Lawrence (brig)

10

Built

Bainbridge (brig)

10

Built

Perry (brig)

10

Built

 

Losses:

Erie

18

Broken up

Guerrière

44

Broken up

Java

44

Broken up

Washington

74

Broken up

Grampus

12

Wrecked off Charleston, 1843

Hudson

44

Sold out of service

Natchez

22

Sold out of service

Concord

22

Wrecked off Africa, 1843

Peacock

22

Wrecked off Columbia River, 1841

Missouri

10

Burned at Gibraltar, 1843

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1845-1850

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

New York (line of battle ship)

86

 

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

 

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

 

Sabine (frigate)

44

 

Santee (frigate)

44

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Vermont (line of battle ship)

86

Built

St. Lawrence (frigate)

44

Built

Albany (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Germantown (heavy sloop)

22

Built

Susquehanna (paddle steam sloop)

10

Built

Powhatan (paddle steam sloop)

12

Built

Saranac (paddle steam sloop)

10

Built

San Jacinto (screw sloop)

10

Built

 

Losses:

Experiment

10

Sold out of service

Enterprise

10

Sold out of service

Boxer

10

Sold out of service

Lawrence

10

Sold out of service

Shark

12

Wrecked off Columbia River, 1846

Boston

22

Wrecked in West Indies, 1846

Somers

10

Wrecked off Vera Cruz, 1846

Princeton (screw sloop)

10

Broken up

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1850-1855

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

none

 

 

 

Additions & Captures:

New York (line of battle ship)

86

Built (assumed, not listed in appendix)

Alabama (line of battle ship)

86

Built (assumed, not listed in appendix)

Virginia (line of battle ship)

86

Built (assumed, not listed in appendix)

Sabine (frigate)

44

Built

Santee (frigate)

44

Built

Princeton (screw sloop)

 

Built

Water Witch (screw gunboat)

 

Built

 

Losses:

Fairfield

22

Broken up

Yorktown

16

Wrecked in Cape Verde Islands, 1850

Albany

22

Foundered at sea, 1854

Porpoise

10

Foundered at sea, East Indies, 1854

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

1855-1860

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

none

 

 

 

Additions & Captures:

Merrimack (screw frigate)

40

Built

Minnesota (screw frigate)

40

Built

Wabash (screw frigate)

40

Built

Roanoke (screw frigate)

40

Built

Colorado (screw frigate)

40

Built

Niagara (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Brooklyn (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Lancaster (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Hartford (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Pensacola (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Richmond (first-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Wyoming (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Pawnee (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Mohican (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Dakota (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Narragansett (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Iroquois (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Seminole (second-class screw sloop)

 

Built

Pocahontas (second-class screw sloop)

 

Purchased

Saginaw (paddle gunboat)

 

Purchased

Pulaski (paddle gunboat)

 

Purchased

Wyandotte (screw gunboat)

 

Purchased

Mohawk (screw gunboat)

 

Purchased

Crusader (screw gunboat)

 

Purchased

Sumter (screw gunboat)

 

Purchased

Mystic (screw gunboat)

 

Purchased

 

Losses:

Fulton

30

Wrecked off Pensacola, 1859

Levant

22

Foundered in Pacific, 1860

INDEX - 1820-251825-30 - 1830-35 - 1835-40 - 1840-45 - 1845-50 - 1850-55 - 1855-60 - TOP

 


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