Ships
of the
U.S. Navy 

Post Civil War & The New Navy
1865-1890

INDEX - 1865-701870-75 - 1875-82 - 1883 - 1883-90 - - TOP

1865-1870

Additions:

Ship

Type

Tonnage

Notes

Alaska

Algoma-class gunboat

2400

 

Pmaha

Algoma-class gunboat

2400

 

Plymouth

Algoma-class gunboat

2400

 

 

Losses:

Ship

Tonnage

Notes

New Ironsides

4120

Burned at dock, 1866

Sacramento

2100

Wrecked, mouth of Godavery River, India, 1867

Oneida

1488

Sunk in collision, Japan, 1870

Sold out of service: Albemarle, Texas, Onesta, Catawba, Maumee, Atlanta, Mohongo.

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1870-1875

Additions:

Ship

Type

Tonnage

Notes

Galena

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Mohican

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Marion

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Quinnebaug

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Swatara

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Vandalia

Wooden gunboat

1900

Rebuilt old ship

Alex

Small iron gunboat

1020

Rebuilt old ship

Huron

Small iron gunboat

1020

Rebuilt old ship

Ranger

Small iron gunboat

1020

Rebuilt old ship

Adams

Small wooden gunboat

1375

Rebuilt old ship

Alliance

Small wooden gunboat

1375

Rebuilt old ship

Enterprise

Small wooden gunboat

1375

Rebuilt old ship

Essex

Small wooden gunboat

1375

Rebuilt old ship

Nipsic

Small wooden gunboat

1375

Rebuilt old ship

Trenton

Wooden frigate

3200

 

Alarm

Wooden torpedo ram

800

 

Intrepid

Wooden torpedo ram

1150

 

Monadnock

Double-turret seagoing monitor

3090

Rebuilt old ship

Amphitrite

Double-turret seagoing monitor

3090

Rebuilt old ship

Miantonomah

Double-turret seagoing monitor

3090

Rebuilt old ship

Terror

Double-turret seagoing monitor

3090

Rebuilt old ship

Puritan

Double-turret seagoing monitor

3090

Rebuilt old ship

 

Losses:

Ship

Tonnage

Notes

Saginaw

 

Wrecked, Ocean Island, 1871

Idaho

3241

Wrecked off coast of Japan, 1874

Sold out of service or broken up: Galena, Mohican, Marion, Quinnebaug, Swatara, Vandalia, Chattanooga, Guerriθre, Illinois,Java, New York (ex-Ontario), Albany (ex-Contocook), Nantasket, Marietta, Sandusky, Neosho, Miantonomoh, Resaca, Agamenticus, Chicksaw, Keewaydin (ex-Kickapoo), Winnebago, Shackamaxon, Etlah, Klamath, Koka, Shawnee, Shiloh, Squando, Suncook, Tunxis, Umpqua, Wassuc, Adams, Yazoo, Nipsic, Monadnock, Amphitrite (ex-Tonawanda), Puritan, Casco, Chimo, Cohoes, Modoc, Napa, Nausett, Warsaw, Pennsylvania (ex-Keewaydin), California (ex-Minnetonka).

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1875-1882

Additions: (none)

 

Losses:

Ship

Tonnage

Notes

Huron

 

Wrecked in Pacific, 1877

Sold out of service or broken upNevada (ex-Neshaminy), Naubuc, Severn (ex-Mosholu), Spuyten Duyvil.

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1883 -- The New Navy

All the old ships still surviving, except Constitution and Constellation and some of the Ericsson monitors (which lasted until after the Spanish American War) were sold out of service.

Ships Laid Down:


Ship


Class


Tonnage

Speed
(knots)


Built at

Armament
(TT=torpedo tubes, AA=anti-aircraft)

Atlanta

Protected cruiser

3000

15

Philadelphia

2-8”, 6-6”

Boston

Protected cruiser

3000

15

Philadelphia

2-8”, 6-6”

Chicago

Protected cruiser

4500

14

Philadelphia

4-8”, 8-6”

Dolphin

Dispatch boat

1485

13

Philadelphia

1-6”

All completed 1885-86.

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1883-1890

Ships Laid Down:


Ship


Class


Tonnage

Speed
(knots)

Armor
(D=deck,
T= turrets, B=belt)

Armament
(TT=torpedo tubes, AA=anti-aircraft)

Newark

Protected cruiser

4098

19

3”D/2”T

12-6”

San Francisco

Protected cruiser

4098

19.5

3”D/2”T

12-6”

Baltimore

Protected cruiser

4600

20.2

4”D/3”T

10-6”

Charleston

Protected cruiser

4600

19

4”D/3”T

10-6”

Vesuvius

Dynamite gun ship

930

21

None

3 pneumatic dynamite guns

Petrel

Gunboat

800

12

None

4-6”

Yorktown

Gunboat

1200

14

None

6-6”

Bennington

Gunboat

1200

14

None

6-6”

Concord

Gunboat

1200

14

None

6-6”

Cushing

Torpedo boat

?

22

None

3 TT

Philadelphia

Protected cruiser

4324

19.7

4”D/3”T

12-6”

Maine

Armored cruiser

6648

17

11”B/10½”T

4-10”, 6-6”

Texas

Armored cruiser

6500

17

12”B/12”T/3”D

2-12”, 6-6”

Monterey

Monitor

4084

13

13”B/14”T/3”D

2-12”, 2-10”

New York*

Armored cruiser

8200

21

4”B/6”D/7”T

6-8”, 12-4”

Olympia

Raiding cruiser

5870

21

4Ύ”D/4”T

4-8”, 10-5”

Cincinnati

Protected cruiser

3213

19

2½”D/4”T

11-5”

Raleigh

Protected cruiser

3213

19

2½”D/4”T

11-5”

Detroit

Protected cruiser

2000

17

2”T

9-5”

Montgomery

Protected cruiser

2000

17

2”T

9-5”

Marblehead

Protected cruiser

2000

17

2”T

9-5”

Columbia

Raiding cruiser

7450

23

4”D/3”T

1-8”, 2-6”, 8-4”

All ships completed by1892.
*Renamed Saratoga in 1912 and Rochester in 1919.

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