ESSEX, USS (1874, Naval Vessel)


Year of Build:
1874
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kittery, MA
Vessel Type:
Naval Vessel
Note: Auxiliary bark sunboat.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Kittery & Naval Yard
Master Carpenter:
Donald McKay
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20", 32 1/2", 53" x 36" engine by Atlantic Engine Works, Boston, MA, 1200hp, also noted as Fore & Aft, 505hp. Water tube boiler by Babcock & Wilcox.
Dimensions
Length:
185'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
14' 3"
Tonnage (gross):
615
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Superior Entry.
Lake Superior.
Date:
16 Oct 1931
How:
Burned for her scrap metal.
GPS:
Latitude: 92 degrees O1' 40" W Longitude: 46 degrees 42' 48" N
History

1876, Oct 3 Commissioned at Boston Navy Yard.

1877 Cruised to Liberia & West Coast of Africa.

1881 Went to Pacific Station.

1883 Went to Asiatic Station.

1889 Out of commission.

1893 Back in commission as a training ship.

1904 - 16 Loaned to Ohio Naval Militia, stationed at Toledo.

1917 - 26 Served Ninth Naval District, Duluth, MN; rebuilt in early 1920's, housed in & used for barracks, machinery removed.

1927, Oct 20 Loaned to Minnesota Naval Reserve.

1927, Oct 27 Off Naval register.

1930, Dec 23 Sold, dismantled at Duluth, hull beached.

1931, Oct Hull burned for the scrap metal.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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