YANTIC, U.S.S. (1863, Bark)


Year of Build:
1863
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Type:
Bark
Note: Auxiliary bark warship, barkentine rigged
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Merrick & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
29.66'
Depth:
12'
Final Disposition
Date:
  1939
Notes:
1939 Dismantled at Detroit, Michigan
History

Lincoln's Presidential yacht

1864, August 12 Commissioned as gunboat during Civil War

1872 Lengthened 180 x 30 x 12.16, 310 gross tons

1884 Sent to Artic to rescue survivors of Greeley expedition

1897 Trained Michigan Naval Brigade at Detroit

1909 Partial rebuild

1910 At Hancock, Michigan

1912 Rebuild over winter by Rieboldt & Wolter

1922 Back at Detroit

1929, October 22 Decommissioned as part of U.S. Naval Reserve; sank at

Naval Armory, Detroit

1930, May Raised; partially burned

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

YANTIC, U.S.S. (1863, Bark)
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YANTIC, U.S.S. (1863, Bark)