USS Emerald (1864)

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Name: USS Emerald
Namesake: The emerald, a green gem stone
In service: 1864
Out of service: 1883
General characteristics
Type: Ferry boat
Propulsion: Steam engine

The first USS Emerald was steam yacht that served in a non-commissioned status as a ferry boat at the Portsmouth Navy Yard at Kittery, Maine, from 1864 to 1883.