JOHNSON, U.S.R.C. ANDREW (1865, Revenue Cutter)


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
RC
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Revenue Cutter
Note: 1 stack; 2 - 24# howitzers; 30# parrot rifle; 30 man crew.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Mason
Master Carpenter:
Thomas M. Lawlor
Original Owner:
United States Revenue Cutter Service
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
48 x 108 engine, later installed in FLORA(1898), by Phoenix Works, New York, NY. 9'3" x 33', 30 pounds steam return tube boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
176'
Beam:
50'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (old style):
499
Final Disposition
Date:
  1901
How:
Broken up.
History

Similar to JOHN A . DIX, WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN, & JOHN SHERMAN; last sidewheel revenue cutter on the Lakes.

Built Henry Williams yard.

1869 In ordinary, Milwaukee, WI.

1869, Oct Collision with propeller IRONSIDES, Milwaukee.

1870 Stationed Milwaukee; covered Lake Michigan & Lake Superior.

1873, Jul Repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1874, Jul Stationed Chicago, IL.

1881 Rebuilt Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI., 310 gross / 195 net tons; new boiler 36 x 9'.

1881, Sep Recovered bodies from wrecked steamer COLUMBIA.

1883 Rescued schooner N.D. MOORE & steambarge J.E. RUMBELL.

1890, Jul 15 Located wreck of schooner GLADIATOR near Chicago.

1891, Jan Sailed 130,000 miles.

1893 Overhauled Milwaukee Dry Dock.

1895, May 13 Ashore in storm below Black River near Alpena, MI.

1896, Aug 3 Opened new 1800' Soo Lock; stationed St. Mary's River.

1897 Owned Cleveland Naval Reserve.

1898 Dismantled, machinery to FLORA.

1899 Owned McMorran Wrecking Co.

1901, Sep Sunk at dock; raised by wrecker GROH; hull used as dry dock Amherstburg, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

JOHNSON, U.S.R.C. ANDREW (1865, Revenue Cutter)
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